ENERGY STORAGE

ENGIE selects Fluence as supplier for 100MWh Dutch battery project

April 16, 2024

Fluence Energy has been selected by ENGIE to deliver a 35 MW / 100 MWh battery-based energy storage project at the Maxima power plant in Lelystad, the Netherlands.

The project is scheduled to begin operation in 2025.

Fluence will supply the energy storage technology, software solutions, and services for the project.

The Dutch government is committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 49% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, and achieving a 95% reduction by 2050, as outlined in the 2019 Climate Act. To accomplish these goals and ensure the stability of the Dutch electricity grid, the country’s transmission system operator has said that at least 9 GW of battery energy storage capacity by 2030 – and 40-70 GW by 2050 – will have to be brought online in the Netherlands.

The project site already has an energy hub with a 900 MW gas-fired power plant and a 32 MW solar farm.

Paul McCusker, SVP & president EMEA at Fluence, said: “We are proud to partner again with ENGIE to deploy this critical project in the Netherlands. Positioning battery storage alongside different types of generation technologies strengthens their interplay to maintain grid stability as the energy transition accelerates. Fluence was an early pioneer in the Netherlands in the deployment of advanced battery-based energy storage. With our continued investment locally, we look forward to working with customers and stakeholders in the Netherlands to advance the role of energy storage.”

Harry Talen, plant manager ENGIE Maxima, said: “We are very pleased to announce that Fluence will supply storage technology for this battery park project. The energy mix of the future leads to a complex energy landscape. Numerous different factors need to simultaneously balance the demand and supply of electricity, while the infrastructure must support transportation for decentralised electricity generation and consumption. The current energy system is still not adequately equipped for this. This results in unwanted consequences, such as stops on new grid connections for businesses and new residential areas, as well as the curtailment of wind and solar parks. Battery energy storage systems are essential to avoid these consequences in the future.”