October 1, 2022

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Brabant and Limburg power grid gets more space with ‘congestion management’ – IT Pro – News

Some Brabant and Limburg companies will consume or generate their own electricity at different times, creating space on the electricity grid for new suppliers and large consumers. National network operator TenneT has made agreements for this purpose.

New large-scale consumers and solar and wind farms in North Brabant and Limburg can no longer be connected to the power grid since June. Tenet says this will be possible again from December against NRC. TenneT and Enexis have agreements for this with existing consumers and large-scale generators. According to NOS For example, a plant that shifts its production to the weekend, when demand for electricity is lower, or a gas plant that produces less when the sun is shining and produces more in the evening, when solar panels stop providing electricity.

In Brabant and Limburg, for example, 1,700 megawatts of additional power grid space, or ten times the consumption of Maastricht, will be released. 722 MW of this is for businesses, which will be enough for all the big consumers who are now on the waiting list. 960 MW available for new wind and solar parks. According to TenneT, this is not enough to get rid of the entire queue. Until 2025, there will be a shortage of the Brabant network. In Limburg, this will last for two years, according to research conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

TenneT has already tested this form of agreement with small-scale companies in Zeeland and wants to offer more congestion management in places where the power grid is overloaded. This costs the administrator money. TenneT releases €23.5 million annually to congestion agreements with businesses. This concerns companies with a connection of at least 1 MW, which, as a result of the agreement, consume less than the maximum capacity of their connection. Firms receive compensation at market rates.

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