The Dutch energy storage company Giga Storage plans to develop Europe’s largest battery park in Dilsen-Stokkem (Belgium). The 60 MW energy storage project will have a 2 400 MWh capacity. This means that the average energy consumption of 330 000 families can be stored here each day and fed back into the electricity grid.
“In this way, we contribute to the energy transition, the further development of a reliable energy network, and affordable energy for everyone,” the initiators say.
The chosen location is not coincidental. The project is strategically placed next to Elia’s new 380 kV high-voltage substation and is connected to the Dutch grid. It will play a key role in the energy transition within Belgium and Europe.
Three gigawatts of battery storage
Giga Storage aims to realize 3 GW of battery storage in Belgium by 2030. The permit application has been submitted, and expectations are to start construction in 2024.
Giga Storage realizes large-scale energy storage and is ambitious to become a key player in energy storage in Europe. Although the project in Dilsen-Stokkem will be the largest battery in Europe, much more storage capacity will be needed in the coming years.
In the Netherlands, for example, work is being done on a large battery in Delfzijl, and Giga Storage expects to be able to announce several more such projects in various European countries in the coming years.