The 24-megawatt (MW) / 48-megawatt hour (MWh) Giga Buffalo battery energy storage system (ESS) consists of Wärtsilä’s modular Gridsolv Quantum set-up and the monitoring GEMS Digital Energy Platform. Company spokesperson Mirja-Maija Santala said: “The site is currently in what we call ‘hot commissioning phase’, so it is not online yet. According to the plan it will be soon.”
She confirmed the batteries use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells. Wärtsilä added the Giga Buffalo battery is situated alongside wind and solar assets in Lelystad. It will provide Dutch energy provider Eneco with the energy capacity needed to alleviate intermittency from renewables.
The Dutch government has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels down by 49% by 2030 and 95% by 2050.
Photo: Site opening of the 24 MW / 48 MWh Giga Buffalo ESS in the Netherlands. Another view of the Buffalo here.