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Leclanché Installs Second Energy Storage System to Serve Netherlands Grid

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A 10 MW battery system to provide power to support frequency stabilization for TenneT, the Dutch Transmission System Operator (TSO) has just gone live in Holland. It was created by a partnership between Leclanché and S4 Energy, both leading companies in the energy storage sector.

This electrical energy storage system (EESS) is designed to support frequency stabilization for TenneT, the Dutch transmission system operator to compensate for fluctuations in the electricity grid. The system is located in Heerhugowaard, a city in North Holland.

This is the second deployment of the dual technology: Leclanché's lithium-ion battery storage system coupled with S4 Energy‘s KINEXT flywheel storage to provide primary control power for frequency stabilization. The cutting-edge system is designed to deliver 9 MW of power for frequency control with 1 MW dedicated to load displacement applications.

KINEXT technology represents a significant step forward in energy storage. KINEXT units can store large amounts of energy at very high efficiency rates (92%) with an exceptionally short response time (within milliseconds) and a very high power-to-energy ratio (up to 100).

Leclanché served as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the battery energy storage system (BESS). The BESS is built by Leclanché and consists of power conversion sub-systems, battery modules and battery enclosures. The entire system is managed by Leclanché’s proprietary energy management software (EMS), for safe and efficient operation.

This second installation follows on from the successful S4 Energy-Leclanché project in Almelo, Holland, which has been running for around a year, providing 9 MW pre-qualified capacity to support frequency stabilization for TenneT.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with S4 Energy in this second utility project combining our two storage technologies into a value-added solution supporting Dutch grid stability,” said Guido Guidi, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Stationary Storage Solutions, Leclanché.

“S4 Energy and Leclanché have developed a solid collaboration resulting in enhanced solutions and a new dynamic for the market. We look forward to further enhance this collaboration during the operations of the projects,” said Dominique Becker Hoff, Commercial Director, S4 Energy.

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Matt Chester on Dec 30, 2021

Great example of the grid optimization services offered by energy storage projects

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