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Flywheel technology for energy storage and fluctuations in microgrids


We participate in an innovative flywheel technology consortium for energy storage and fluctuations in microgrids.

The Dutch government must reduce its CO2 emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050. Energy generated from fossil sources must be replaced by sustainably generated energy (wind and solar PV). However, this leads to an erratic supply of electrical energy. Absorbing fluctuations in power frequency and local demand is often a major challenge in decentralized energy networks (micro grids).

QuinteQ Energy BV - focused on the development of flywheel technology as an enabler for the stabilization and flexibilisation of decentralized energy networks - entered into a partnership for this development with Thales, the University of Twente and Saxion Hogeschool (consortium partners). Each party contributes knowledge and expertise from its background. With Thales and market parties Siers, Bredenvoort, Teijin, ECT and the Ministry of Defense (signed support letter), the potential launching customers are also involved.

The project partners are developing a breakthrough technology for an energy infrastructure (micro grid) within which renewable energy sources can be used unlimitedly and efficiently.

This project is made possible in part by a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.