ENGIE and Bredenoord bring joint battery box solution to market

ENGIE and Bredenoord, developer of decentralized energy systems, will jointly market a fleet of battery boxes. The so-called Battery Box can reduce the use of fossil fuels in existing energy systems. The fleet of batteries currently consists of six Battery Boxes that can be used individually or in combination.

The Battery Box is a mobile container. The 20 ft container with lithium ion batteries can store up to 600 kW of energy from sun, wind, the fixed grid and a generator. The design of this patented system allows for safe and easy transportation, which makes this containerized system highly suitable for applications such as construction sites or events.

The solution is ideal for use on locations that (temporarily) have no or insufficient access to the grid, projects that will require high energy spikes or storage capacity, or where sustainable energy without CO₂ emission or noise pollution is a requirement.

Bas Evers of ENGIE: “ENGIE possesses tons of knowledge and experience in the field of electric high voltage connections for battery systems and the use of these batteries through a software platform within the grid. The combination of these two markets is what makes this a unique product.” Guy Dreessen of ENGIE adds: “Together we can provide every sector with a fast, sustainable solution, for example for on and off grid peakshaving. This is a wonderful collaboration.”

Jaap Fluit, director of Bredenoord, adds: “Buffers of energy are an important link during the energy transition that currently takes place. With the fleet of Battery Boxes we can now offer a flexible and easily applicable solution for everyday congestion issues. With this Battery Box we can use renewable energy sources such as wind or the sun, even for projects with a large power demand. This provides clients with absolute power certainty.”

Maarten van den Heuvel of Bredenoord shares this enthusiasm. “The energy storage system also allow us to add value in a different way. This mostly comes down to reducing the use of fossil fuels, through clever combinations of various power sources. In addition, these systems enable working in silence at urban construction sites or in Natura2000 areas.”

The battery fleet currently consists of six Battery Boxes that can be used individually or connected. They can also be connected virtually, in order to stabilize the grid. The first Battery Boxes have by now been used successfully for various clients in addition to being used structurally for net stabilization.