Easy and cost-effective ‘on-shore’ access
Access to the Blue Barriers facility and the installed turbines can be done from land, avoiding high-cost offshore installation and operational (vessel) costs. It is therefore a perfect low-cost test and demonstration facility, positioned between small-scale tank tests and large-scale offshore demonstrations / arrays. Customers will be able to showcase, test and certify their new technologies at TTC-GD. This also makes it an ideal location to welcome visitors.
TTC-GD is intended to feature ample facilities for research, monitoring and data logging. We are working with various certification and standardization institutions to become a fully equipped center for certification.
Existing facilities in the ‘Flakkeese Spuisluis’ allow us to build TTC-GD within a short timeframe. The tidal sluice is now being completely renovated by the Dutch water authority board Rijkswaterstaat, after which completion of TTC-GD is expected in 2018.
Storage systems for on-demand electricity: ‘Grevelingen on-demand’
In a second phase, TTC-GD will be the perfect place to demonstrate the potential of power storage systems, in order to allow for stable and reliable ‘on Demand’ output strategies. Systems such as water-buffering, flywheel technologies and battery systems are taken into consideration, as well as co-operation with Power-to-Gas systems that are realized in the area. We’ve labeled this mitigated power storage ‘Grevelingen on-demand’.