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Arnhem, the Netherlands
In a joint project with renowned partners such as grid operator Alliander, certification body DNVGL, Wind Energy Solutions and Delft University of Technology, Alfen is involved in the Cellular Smart Grid Platform (CSGriP) project. This project aims to interconnect off-grid electricity systems and connect these to the main electricity grid. Alfen supplies the energy storage system that can operate in off-grid mode, independent of any grid connection.
Each independent grid built around an energy storage system functions as a cell. Interconnecting multiple of these cells offers significant benefits, amongst which balancing of energy supply and demand between different cells. This concept can be scaled to large systems that from a self-adjusting energy system, and as such is an important step towards our energy grid of the future.