Solar & Batteries: The benefits of co-location in the Netherlands

The Dutch electricity grid is reaching its limit, especially due to the rapid roll-out of solar, causing congestion during sunny periods. Batteries are touted as a solution to this problem, as they can absorb power in moments of overproduction and release it in moments of underproduction.

In our recent multi-client study of batteries in North West Europe, we found that the business case for batteries in the Netherlands is very promising, but is hampered by high grid fees. For our subscriber-only Dutch Group Meeting, we recently presented an in-depth comparison of the business case of standalone batteries and co-locating batteries with solar plants. In this webinar, we will draw upon some of this work by comparing the business case of standalone batteries with co-locating batteries with solar plants. Co-location offers the promise of relieving the strain of solar parks on the grid, circumventing grid fee payments for batteries, while still being able to optimise over flex markets.

During the session, we will address several questions:

  • What is the current state of large-scale batteries in the Netherlands?
  • How attractive is the business case for stand-alone batteries in the Netherlands?
  • How can batteries and solar energy benefit from each other?
  • How does the business case of colocation compare to standalone batteries?

 

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