Published on: 04/12/2023
On the 29th of November 2023, SemperPower announced the successful activation of Castor, the largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in the Netherlands. With a power rating of 30.7 megawatts and a storage capacity of 62.6 megawatt-hours, Castor, situated in the energy hub of Vlissingen-Oost, is a major step forward for the development of large-scale battery systems and balancing needs of the Dutch energy system.
Powering possibilities with the Teleport
Behind the scenes, part of the backbone of Castor’s flexibility lies with the Teleport Gateway. With the Teleport, SemperPower is now able to provide control and monitor the BESS, enabling optimized performance and reliability.
The technical setup ensures a robust connection between the Battery EMS, the Teleport onsite, and the IT systems of the offtakers. Redundancies along the whole chain, including multiple Teleports at each location, act as fail-safe mechanisms to guarantee uninterrupted operation in the face of any disruptions.
“SemperPower is very enthusiastic about Castor going live. It’s a major step for developing a cleaner energy system.
Having Withthegrid as one of our partners on this was a win. Their Teleport solution and monitoring service allows us to offer reliable and secure control to our offtakers, and monitor our batteries safely and efficiently. They have been proven to be a trustworthy and reliable partner throughout this journey.“
This collaboration aligns with SemperPower and Withthegrid shared commitment to make large-scale energy storage an integral part of the sustainable energy landscape and inline with TenneT’s vision of the Target Grid.
SemperPower has emerged as the market leader in developing, financing, and operating battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the Netherlands. The company’s approach enables the integration of sustainable energy, reduction of CO2 emissions, and acceleration of the energy transition.
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