The Vlissingen Advancion Energy Storage-BESS is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2016.


The Vlissingen Advancion Energy Storage-BESS was developed by AES Gener. The project is owned by AES Gener (100%), a subsidiary of The AES .

The key application of the project is frequency regulation.

Contractors involved

AES Gener and Samsung SDI have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The Netherlands Advancion Energy Storage Array has begun operating and provides 10 MW / 10 MWh of storage to Dutch transmission system operator TenneT.
The project, which is AES’s first installation on the European continent, will provide Primary Control Reserve (PCR), matching supply and demand on the local grid by using power stored in its batteries to respond quickly to grid imbalances.

About AES Gener

AES Gener SA (AES Gener), a subsidiary of The AES Corp, is an integrated electric utility. It produces, markets, exports and imports electric power. The company generates electricity using coal, gas, diesel, hydro, biomass and solar sources. AES Gener provides electricity in four independent markets: SIC and Sing in Chile; SIN in Colombia; and SADI in Argentina. It owns energy storage and water desalination assets; and has interests in various water and power projects under construction phases. AES Gener operates a portfolio of generation assets in Chile, Colombia and Argentina. The company is owned by AES Corp, Chilean Pension Funds and other shareholders. AES Gener is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.


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