Spectral partners with GIGA Storage to optimize and steer the large-scale, GIGA Rhino, battery – a 12 MW grid-connected battery provided by NEC. The GIGA Rhino battery will be the most powerful energy storage project in the Netherlands with the storage capacity of the annual electricity consumption of 5,000
households. Spectral will be implementing a Smart Energy Control System (SECS) – which is a sophisticated smart energy platform that optimizes the performance of the battery and facilitates integration with the electricity markets and deliver ancillary services to the grid.


Spectral´s value add
Giga Storage selected Spectral to be the end-to-end system integrator and smart energy platform provider for this project, which is the launching project for Giga Storage and the first of many. With the implementation of Spectral’s SECS platform, the performance of the GIGA Rhino battery will be optimized while making the connection with the electricity markets to deliver to several energy markets and ancillary services. By integrating with the GIGA-Cloud platform, the market pricing forecast will further optimize the revenues generated by the GIGA Rhino battery. After the integration of GIGA Rhino, Spectral provided platforms that optimizes the performance of the batteries and facilitates integration with the electricity markets for more than 40% of the batteries in the Netherlands, thereby taking a nationally prominent role in this market segment.


Unlocking the value of flexibility
As the energy transition moves forward the need for flexibility is paramount for market parties like grid companies and energy retailers. Energy assets, such as large scale grid-connected batteries, when intelligently steered and connected with the different energy markets, can make the difference by rapidly responding to price signals and network conditions.These smart energy se rvices are making a positive impact on our (inter)national electricity grid by contributing to fossil
fuel phase-out and enabling higher penetration of renewable energy sources.


Tom Westra, Co-Founder & CCO at Spectral: “Spectral, as a mission and purpose-driven company, is excited to collaborate with partners like GIGA-Storage to scale up the application of hybrid renewable power plants and to apply our cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the energy transition.”


About Spectral
Spectral is an Amsterdam based end-to-end systems and platform integrator in the smart energy domain. With a strong focus on developing and implementing the next generation of integrated smart energy control systems, we aim to revolutionize the energy transition in creating smart grids, smart assets, and smart buildings. More info can be found at