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
Related news

List of related news articles

  • video
Posted: 8 months ago

Shell: This Is the Right Time for Investing in Wind Energy

With wind energy to make up for around a third of global electricity production by 2050, there is a ...

Categories:
Posted: 8 months ago
Posted: 8 months ago

SSC Wind and Robur Combine Forces

SSC Wind and Robur have signed an agreement to join forces with an aim to expand their wind energy s...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: 8 months ago
Posted: 8 months ago

Virginia Affirms Offshore Wind Ambitions

Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam has released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan which calls for the dev...

Categories:
  • Authorities
Posted: 8 months ago
Posted: 8 months ago

WindEurope Outlines Floating Wind Potential

The costs of floating offshore wind in Europe could decrease from the current EUR 180-200 per MWh to...

Categories:
Posted: 8 months ago