Belgium to Decide on Wind Energy Storing Island in 2015

Belgium will have their say in early 2015 about a project that would see excess energy stored and used later when needed.

The project aims to store energy produced by offshore wind farms when there is low demand, or storing it for when there is no wind,  writes Reuters.

It comprises a donut-shaped island, located five kilometers from the Belgian town of De Haan, which will act similar as a hydroelectric dam, pumping out the water and letting it back in while producing electricity.

The project, first introduced in January 2013 by the Belgium’s North Sea minister, will have a storage capacity of 2 gigawatt hours.

According to Reuters, the manmade island will be built by a consortium led by Electrabel and DEME.

Offshore WIND Staff