Innovative NetWORK examines regional energy systems to fit wind and solar energy more efficiently into the power grid using storage. In the coming decade a very large capacity of wind energy will be realised in Flevoland. There is strong growth in solar energy as well. The integration of this unpredictable energy puts great demands on the electricity grid. The traditional solution of grid strengthening involves a lot of costs for the Netherlands. With innovative integration in the regional systems, these costs can be avoided. The project Regional system integration renewable (wind) energy (NetWORK) examines the possibilities to create a regional system of wind, solar and energy storage (battery). This way both prevents costs and further promotes the integration of renewable energy.
The objective of the project is twofold. The first question is whether it is feasible to create a large-scale microgrid with wind (4MW), solar (2-3.6 MW) and energy storage (batteries of approximately 1 MW).
We then can continue to work on solutions to the problems that occur by the integration of renewable (wind) energy projects into the grid. This set up is also the basis for the testing of future innovations such as hydrogen and Power-to-Gas. Secondly, there will be a quick scan that can assess the demand and support for a NetWORK Centre for system integration renewable (wind) energy (NetWORK).
Two activities are undertaken for this: a feasibility study consisting of a technical, economic and process analysis; and a quick review via interviews with stakeholders to explore the chances of success of the NetWORK center.
The partners of ACRRES in this project are: Alfen, AZES Enercon, Liander, and Sparkling projects. The project runs until August 2016.
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