The technology group Wärtsilä is completing the commissioning of its first energy storage project in the Netherlands, which is the country’s largest system to date. The facility, called the GIGA Buffalo battery, is a 24-megawatt (MW) / 48-megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage system consisting of Wärtsilä’s Gridsolv Quantum and GEMS Digital Energy Platform. The GIGA Buffalo battery is co-located with wind and solar assets at the Wageningen University & Research test centre in Lelystad. It provides Eneco, the leading energy provider in the Netherlands, with the energy capacity necessary to alleviate intermittency from renewables and regulate energy frequency while adding reliability to the grid. It also improves revenues by optimising the value of the renewable assets and providing capacity that can be dispatched during peak demand. The system includes Wärtsilä’s GridSolv Quantum, a fully integrated, modular and compact energy storage system. Wärtsilä’s smart energy management system, GEMS Digital Energy Platform, uses machine learning and historic and real-time data analytics to optimise the complete system. It is optimised with Wärtsilä’s Service+ GAP solution, which provides system maintenance with performance guarantees.