GIGA Storage is a developer, manager and investor of energy storage in large-scale sustainable projects in Europe with the aim of replacing gas and coal-fired power stations and ensuring grid stability.
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are energy storage systems, in short batteries, that store energy in the form of electricity. These batteries can be connected to the electricity grid, wind farms and solar fields to temporarily store energy and prevent grid congestion. The maximum load on the electricity grid is not achieved for most of the year. Only a few times, sometimes only a few hours per year, is there a maximum load on a grid area, a part of the electricity grid. For these peak moments, storing energy can provide a quick, simple and affordable solution. The capacity can simply be used for the other network areas. The high-voltage grid is like a highway on which traffic jams should never arise. And just like real highways, they are quiet at most times and there are only traffic jams at certain times.
With the installation of the GIGA Rhino battery in 2020, GIGA Storage has taken the first step towards the application of large-scale energy storage in the Netherlands. GIGA Rhino was set up as a pilot project in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research. With subsequent projects such as GIGA Buffalo and GIGA Elephant, GIGA Storage is making further steps in realizing and accelerating the energy transition. All our projects are explained in more detail below.
GIGA Storage realizes large-scale sustainable energy storage.
By Smart use of large-scale energy storage allows parties to be connected more quickly at lower social costs, using more sustainable energy and allowing fossil fuel power stations to be closed more quickly.