The Balance of Power – Flexibility Needs and Options for the Dutch Electricity Sector

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April 2015 – This project aimed to determine the needs for flexibility/balancing in the Dutch electricity system with an increasing share of renewables. In a next step, the study assessed the role of different services and products that can provide the required flexibility to the energy system based on future needs, like for instance storage and smart reactive power absorption and generation. It was concluded that capacity mechanisms in the Dutch electricity market, unlike in other European countries, for the moment do not seem necessary. Triple E Consulting, Rotterdam.
Client: TNO
Project timespan: February 2014 – April 2015
Download: Trinomics Report Balance of Power