Construction begins on largest Dutch energy storage system to include renewables

Project Castor, SemperPower’s second utility-scale energy storage project, is now in the realization phase. When it begins operating in the spring of 2023, the battery system, which has a capacity of 30 megawatts and an energy throughput of 63 megawatt hours, will be the largest battery project in the Netherlands and one of the largest in North-West Europe.

Using the 30 MW/63 MWh battery system will help portfolios of renewable energy. Project Castor will help the Dutch electricity market integrate renewable energy more quickly by doing this.

With a direct connection to the Stedin network, Rolls-Royce has been chosen as the EPC-partner and will supply and build the battery system in the North Sea Port’s energy center in Vlissingen-Oost. Dutch National Fund for Green Investments and Triodos Bank are the project’s financial backers (Nationaal Groenfonds).

Dennis Schiricke, CEO of SemperPower said: “This is an important milestone in the development of our second utility scale battery energy storage project, at this time the largest battery project in the Netherlands. With Project Castor, SemperPower highlights its development capabilities, and together with our project partners we will play an important role in accelerating the energy transition.”

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