Decentralised solutions

Battery storage systems

Integration of electricity from wind and solar power. 

Vattenfall also offers batteries as fossil-free storage solutions. With battery storage, industrial customers can manage their consumption more flexibly by capping peak loads, with the so-called peak shaving. Peakshaving is a technique that lowers power consumption in times of maximum demand and thus reduces costs. In areas with weak supply, Vattenfall uses large batteries to increase capacity at peak times in order to avoid expensive grid expansion, or when waiting for transmission system operator (TSO) grid expansions, for example in the Swedish city of Uppsala.  

Battery storage systems have the potential to play a key role in integrating renewable energy into the power grid. Vattenfall operates large battery storage systems in combination with wind and solar parks at several locations in Europe. These combined systems, also known as hybrid parks, balance the feed-in for greater stability of the power grid. Vattenfall’s newly built Haringvliet Energy Park in the Netherlands is the largest hybrid park in Europe.

Hybrid parks combine batteries, wind and solar power

With the Haringvliet hybrid energy park in the Netherlands, Vattenfall is combining the three technologies of battery, wind and solar for the first time.

Examples of projects: 

Uppsala

Vattenfall is constructing an unique battery storage facility in Uppsala, Sweden.

What the battery storage solution in Uppsala could look like

Pen y Cymoedd

A 22MW battery is operational at Europe's largest onshore wind farm Pen y Cymoedd.

Wind farm Pen y Comoedd

Princess Alexia

At the Princess Alexia wind farm in the Netherlands, 88 BMW batteries have been connected to form a mega battery for storing electricity from wind energy.

The Princess Alexia wind farm in the Netherlands

Northvolt

Together with the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt, Vattenfall is developing a modular battery system as an alternative to diesel generators.

Vattenfall and Northvolt has launched a new battery energy storage solution, Mobile Voltpack.

Boliden and Landskrona Energi

Vattenfall, Boliden and Landskrona Energi, with support from the Swedish Energy Agency, are conducting a two-year research project and investing in a new battery storage facility in Landskrona.

Hamburg-Curslack

In Hamburg, Vattenfall operates a battery storage facility in connection with a wind farm to stabilise the grid.

Batteries

Ray wind farm

A battery storage system with a capacity of 20 MW is planned at the Ray wind farm in the United Kingdom.

Mobile batteries

Batteries are also suitable for mobile deployment. A mobile battery storage system from Vattenfall allowed snowmobiles and electric vehicles at the 2019 World Ski Championships to be charged with carbon-free power at all times.

Electric snowmobiles at the 2019 World Ski Championships

News and press releases

Steel mill

Decarbonisation through electrification – a comprehensive overview

Although climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, it holds immense opportunities for creative and innovative solutions. Vattenfall has a unique position to seize these op...

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Heijmans GreenBattery Amsterdam. Photo: Han Huiskamp
Photo: Han Huiskamp

Batteries makes construction easier and more sustainable for Dutch Heijmans

In the Netherlands construction company Heijmans uses GreenBattery instead of diesel generators on its way to a CO2-free building environment.

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The energy park Haringvliet Zuid in the Netherlands

Vattenfall’s largest hybrid energy park is taking shape in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands Vattenfall is constructing its so far largest hybrid energy park, Energy Park Haringvliet Zuid, featuring an efficient combination of wind turbines, solar panels and batte...

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Vattenfall and Northvolt has launched a new battery energy storage solution, Mobile Voltpack

Northvolt and Vattenfall launch battery energy storage solution

Modular lithium-ion battery solution Voltpack Mobile System could be an alternative for diesel generators and more.

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Haringvliet energy park in south Holland
Vattenfall/Jorrit Lousberg

First part of the hybrid energy park completed

All wind turbines of Vattenfall’s first hybrid energy park have now been installed. Next up is the powerful solar panels and batteries to complete it.

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Battery storage in Landskrona, Sweden

New battery storage facility in Sweden increases grid capacity

New battery storage facility in Sweden increases grid capacity

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See also

Construction of Kentish Flats wind farm at sunset

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