Fluence Energy Supplying 45-MW/90-MWh Standalone Battery Storage in Netherlands

June 21, 2024
Developers say this will be the largest standalone BESS in the nation. The project is expected to provide grid balancing services, reduce the possibility of blackouts, and make use of wind and solar-generated power.

Fluence Energy and the Dutch battery developer Dispatch will construct a 45 MW / 90 MWh stand-alone battery-based energy storage system in the port area of Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Developers say this will be the largest standalone battery storage development in the nation. Virginia-based Fluence Energy has been developing utility-scale battery storage projects across the globe, including in Australia last year. 

The project is expected to provide grid balancing services, reduce the possibility of blackouts, and make use of wind and solar-generated power. The battery system will store energy generated from renewable sources and release it during periods of high demand or when production drops to help maintain a steady and reliable supply of energy.

The Dutch government aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 49 percent by 2030 and by 95 percent by 2050 as compared to 1990 levels. In order to meet the goals and maintain grid stability, the Netherlands should deploy at least 9 GW of battery energy storage capacity by 2030.

“Dispatch, together with Macquarie Capital, is the catalyst for the rapid development of large-scale energy storage projects across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany,” said Eiso Vaandrager, CEO and Co-founder of Dispatch. “The partnership with Fluence allows us to meet the growing demand for sustainable energy storage solutions with its leading battery technology.”

Fluence was created as a battery storage spinoff from a partnership between Siemens and AES Corp. The newly created firm became a public stock offering in 2021.

Earlier this month, Fluence Energy announced it was working with German transmission system operator TransnetBW GmbH to build a 250-MW grid-boosting battery-based energy storage system in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg.


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