Alfen launches 30MW Dutch battery storage

Alfen and Dutch energy storage from SemperPower have launched a 30MW battery storage system in the Netherlands.

Located in Vlissingen, the Project Pollux storage system features Alfen’s TheBattery Elements which the company says will solve the problem of an unbalanced grid and the unpredictability of renewable energy sources.

With large-scale battery energy storage systems like Project Pollux, it becomes possible to store renewable energy at times of abundance and release it again when the market demands it, Alfen added.

Michelle Lesh, chief commercial officer for Alfen, said: “Alfen is excited to be part of SemperPower’s continued growth to help it contribute to Europe’s energy transition. Supporting grid challenges caused by increased intermittency from renewables and continued load growth is critical to Europe’s energy transition’s long-term success. Battery energy storage systems like Project Pollux play a crucial role in making our grid future-proof and effectively manage demands on the grid.

Alfen’s TheBattery Elements energy storage systems are tailor-made for different markets and applications based on the same design principles to guarantee performance, flexibility, modularity and longevity, Alfen said.

SemperPower will develop, finance and operate the large-scale energy storage system, and Alfen will manage design, supply, civil works, installation, tests and long-term maintenance. The system is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Dennis Schiricke, chief executive of SemperPower, said: “In 2021 we successfully launched the first large-scale battery energy storage system together with Alfen. “Since then, local system operators have seen explosive growth in requests to connect battery energy storage systems to their grids.With this project, we are, together with Alfen, continuing to respond to the challenges system operators are facing and accelerating the energy transition.

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