The First Utility Scale Hybrid Plant in Europe: The Case of Haringvliet

Daniel Vazquez Pombo*, George-Alin Raducu, Nikolaos Styliaras, Ozan Sahin, Sotirios Thanopoulos, Jonas Funkquist, Ebrahim Shayesteh

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Hybrid Power Plants (HyPP) combine at least two traditional Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and/or an Energy Storage System (ESS) under the same Point-of-CommonCoupling (PCC). Among other advantages, they hold the potential to increase the profitability of RES in a subsidy free market while also supporting the grid similarly as traditional units. Haringvliet is the first utility-scale HyPP of Europe. It is compound by 22, 38 and 12 MW of Wind Farm, PVs and Battery Storage System (BSS) respectively which effectively represents a 50 MVA HyPP. Future plans involve the inclusion of a Hydrogen production unit. This paper discusses Vattenfall’s motivation behind going hybrid, the plant’s layout, and the controller’s features; as well as the design process, lessons learned and future development stages. The simulation results confirmed that the developed controller provides a very good precision and the studied HyPP fulfils all needed requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 5th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop
Number of pages6
PublisherEnergynautics GmbH
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Event5th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop - Virtual event, Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 18 May 202119 May 2021


Conference5th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop
LocationVirtual event


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