Uniper to use Alfen batteries for 10-MW Dutch storage project

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

December 4 (Renewables Now) - Dutch energy solutions provider Alfen has won an order to deliver a 10-MW battery system to German energy company Uniper SE (ETR:UN01) that will be connected to a hybrid power plant in the Netherlands.

The energy storage capacity will be deployed at the Maasvlakte site -- a man-made industrial island area within the Port of Rotterdam, where Uniper operates a 1.1-GW hard coal and biomass power station and a 70-MW gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The facility is planned to become operational in the third quarter of 2020, Alfen said on Monday.

The goal of the battery system will be to respond to the growing need for grid services by providing frequency control and voltage regulation support to the high-voltage power grid.

“The addition of battery energy storage to a hybrid power plant unlocks new grid service opportunities and contributes to the integration of renewable power generation in the Netherlands,” said Stephanie Schockaert, sales manager at Alfen.

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