Giga Buffalo

GIGA Storage BV + Wärtsilä

The Netherland's largest energy storage system to support grid stability

Wärtsilä is supplying GIGA Storage BV with a 25 MW / 48 MWh energy storage system, the largest energy storage system in the Netherlands to date, that will optimise the power system, regulate energy frequency and reliability on the grid, and improve revenues.

The GIGA Buffalo battery will store the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of more than 9,000 households each year and save up to 23,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

The system will employ Wärtsilä’s GridSolv Quantum, a fully integrated, modular, and compact energy storage system. Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Platform, a smart energy management system, uses machine learning and historic and real-time data analytics to optimise the complete system. GEMS software will enable GIGA Storage BV to remotely monitor, operate, identify, and diagnose equipment with unrivaled safety, reliability, and flexibility. Finally, the system will be optimised by Wärtsilä’s Service+ GAP solution, which provides comprehensive system maintenance with performance guarantees.

WHOGIGA STORAGE BV
WHAT25 MW / 48 MWh ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM
WHERETHE NETHERLANDS
HOWEEQ 

 

 

This is what we are achieving

25 MW

and 48 MWh of energy storage capacity 

23,000

tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year to be saved 

The Buffalo battery will help stabilise the Netherlands’ electricity grid and save up to 23,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. We’re pleased to work with Wärtsilä to implement this landmark project which will help us reach our goal of deploying 3 GW of energy storage in Europe by 2030.

Maarten Quist, Chief Operating Officer at GIGA Storage

How we did it

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Challenge

  • Facilitate the Dutch government’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050
  • Reduce congestion on electrical networks from the growth of renewable energy
  • Regulate energy frequency and improve reliability
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Solution

  • Wärtsilä’s GridSolv Quantum integrates lithiumiron phosphate (LFP) batteries, providing enhanced safety features and modular flexibility
  • Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Platform optimises the power system, adds reliability to the grid and improves revenues
  • Wärtsilä’s Service+ GAP solution provides maintenance with performance guarantees
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Benefit

  • Save 23,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year
  • Ensure sustainability of Eneco’s energy services and add more renewable energy on the grid
  • Store the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of more than 9,000 households each year

The main details

Customer GIGA Storage BV
Site size 25 MW / 48 MWh
Site locations The Netherlands
Applications Renewables integration, Grid stability 
Scope Extended equipment delivery
Delivery 2022
Lifecycle solution LTSA Service+ GAP
The Netherlands

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