The GIGA Rhino Battery Energy Storage System is a 12,000kW energy storage project located in Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2020.


The key applications of the project are grid resiliency and frequency containment reserve (fcr) and imbalance and curtailment services.

Contractors involved

NEC Energy Solutions is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The project will be a part of the Test Centre for Renewable Resources from the Wageningen University & Research (WUR). The construction and operation of this system was financed by crowd funding on and raised over $4 Million USD. The project is also the recipient of a subsidy from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( within the framework of the “Demonstration Energy and Climate Innovation” scheme, better known as DEI +. Key partners include NEC , the battery supplier, GIGA Storage, the owner and manager of the system, and Windnet , the owner of the local smart grid.


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