Alfen supplies 2-MW/2-MWh battery system for Belgian grid balance project

Alfen's TheBattery. Source: Alfen Beheer B.V.

July 19 (Renewables Now) - Dutch energy solutions provider Alfen has supplied a 2-MW/2-MWh energy storage facility to presentation systems developer Peleman Industries in Belgium.

The battery unit was delivered under an order from Dutch utility Eneco, which installed the system on the site of Peleman Industries’ two-turbine wind power plant in Puurus, Antwerp province. It will be used to store electricity from the wind plant and to stabilise the central power grid, Alfen said last week.

Having the capacity to supply with electricity 200 homes for a day, the so-called TheBattery facility will enable Alfen to use power from the wind turbines for self-consumption and thus cut its grid electricity consumption by 10%. In the meantime, it will also support the power grid during excessive demand and recharge when it declines.

"The battery transfers exactly the right amount of electricity to or from the grid to ensure the system is always in balance," said Iwein Goigne, CEO of Eneco Solar & Storage Belgium.

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