Being readily accessible from land, TTC-GD will provide easy and cost-effective access to both the facility and the installed turbines. As an ‘on-shore’ marine test facility, it will eliminate the requirement for high-cost offshore installation and the associated operational, vessel and other costs. This makes TTC-GD the perfect low-cost test and demonstration facility, positioned between small-scale tank tests and large-scale offshore demonstrators and arrays.
TTC-GD will include facilities for research, monitoring and data logging. We are working with various certification and standardisation institutions to become a fully equipped certification centre.
The Flakkeese Spuisluis last year was completely renovated by Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, after which TTC-GD is expected to be completed, in 2018.
Storage systems for on-demand electricity: ‘Energy on demand’
In a second phase, TTC-GD will be equipped to demonstrate the potential of power storage systems for stable and reliable on-demand output strategies. Technology systems will include water-buffering, flywheel technologies and battery systems, plus we will work with Power2Gas systems in the area. This mitigated power storage solution has been dubbed ‘Energy on Demand’.