Project Spotlight

GIGA Storage BV

25 MW / 48 MWh
Grid stability delivered by the Netherland's largest energy storage system

Optimising and decarbonising the Dutch power system with energy storage technology

Grid stabilisation and renewable energy integration

Wärtsilä has supplied GIGA Storage BV with a 25 MW / 48 MWh energy storage system, including the GridSolv Quantum hardware solution and GEMS Digital Energy Platform. It is utilised by Eneco, a leading energy provider, to make the company’s services more sustainable and add renewable energy on the grid. The energy storage facility is also helping to optimise the power system, regulate energy frequency and reliability on the grid, and improve revenues.

The GIGA Buffalo battery stores the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of more than 9,000 households each year. It is estimated to save 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually (compared to a coal plant).

Main Data

Customer GIGA Storage BV
Site size 25 MW / 48 MWh
Site locations Lelystad, Netherlands
Applications Renewables integration, Grid stability
Scope of services Engineering Equipment Delivery (EEQ) and LTSA Service+ GAP
Delivery 2022
Site image of Wärtsilä's energy storage system to GIGA Storage in the Netherlands

The GIGA Buffalo battery will help stabilise the Netherlands’ electricity grid and save up to 11,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. We’re pleased to work with Wärtsilä to implement this landmark project which will help us reach our goal of deploying 3 GW of energy storage in Europe by 2030.

Smartly managed energy assets

Machine learning and data analytics optimise the complete system

The GIGA Buffalo battery employs Wärtsilä’s GridSolv Quantum, a fully integrated, modular, and compact energy storage system. Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Platform, a smart energy management platform, enables GIGA Storage BV to remotely monitor, operate, identify, and diagnose equipment with unrivaled safety, reliability, and flexibility. Finally, the system is optimised by Wärtsilä’s Service+ GAP solution, which provides comprehensive system maintenance with performance guarantees.


Wärtsilä's Solution


Facilitate the Dutch government's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050

Wärtsilä's GridSolv Quantum integrates lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, providing enhanced safety features and modular flexibility

Save 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year (compared to a coal plant)

Reduce congestion on electrical networks from the growth of renewable energy

Wärtsilä's GEMS Digital Energy Platform optimises the power system, adds reliability to the grid and improves revenues

Ensure sustainability of Eneco's energy services and add more renewable energy on the grid

Regulate energy frequency and improve reliability

Wärtsilä's Service+ GAP solution provides maintenance with performance guarantees

Store the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of more than 9,000 households each year