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Alfen delivers mega energy storage system based on BMW batteries for Nuon

ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS – Unfortunately, sometimes wind turbines cannot be used even though it is a windy day. The energy that is generated is more than the power grid can absorb and gets lost. This problem is now being solved at Nuon’s Prinses Alexia Windpark in Zeewolde, the Netherlands. Dutch company Alfen developed a mega energy storage system by connecting a large number of BMW car batteries. The system stores the surplus of energy so that it can be used when the grid requires the power at a later moment in time.

Solution for unused wind energy

Nuon invests in the generation of renewable energy from wind and sun. It is of course a pity if this renewable energy cannot be used. ‘Use it or lose it’; has always been the dilemma for renewable energy from the sun and wind. The Alfen mega energy storage system helps to smooth peaks and troughs in power supply and better match the demand for energy. In this way we are creating more flexibility and stability in the system to facilitate renewable energy.

3 megawatt energy storage system at Prinses Alexia Windpark

Together with BMW and Nuon, Alfen launched its 3 megawatt storage system at the Prinses Alexia Windpark in Zeewolde on Wednesday 28 June. The system will be expanded to 12 megawatt over the coming period, making it the largest storage project in the Netherlands.

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