A new 2.8MWh energy storage system at the stadium provides back-up power and grid balancing services via second-life Nissan LEAF batteries – Could other major buildings follow suit? The 2.8MWh capacity energy storage system at the Johan Cruijff Arena – also known as the Amsterdam Arena – is the largest in Europe made from second life and new EV batteries currently operating on a commercial building. And not only does the system provide back-up power for the 54,000-seater venue, it also delivers a number of green business benefits. The pilot project is the result of a unique collaboration between several different actors: carmaker Nissan; energy management company Eaton; construction firm BAM; German flexible storage specialists The Mobility House; and the stadium company itself, while funding has been partly supplied by the Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund. Frank Campbell, president for Europe and the Middle East at Eaton, believes the project could be the first of many, with major sporting venues as well as hospitals, data centres and other key infrastructure developments ideally suited for similar battery storage systems as an alternative to polluting and costly back-up diesel generators.
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