The Amsterdam ArenA is one of the world’s leading stadiums for sports matches and events. It’s also a living lab enabling rapid development, testing and demonstration of smart applications and solutions. The Amsterdam ArenA set up a company called Amsterdam Energy Arena BV to achieve “zero emission events”. This company developed and implemented an Energy Storage System (ESS) in the stadium that uses ‘second life’ batteries of Nissan Leaf cars.
The ArenA is very familiar with the fluctuating energy supply and demand. Their energy demand peaks considerably during a soccer match or an event but the 4.200 solar panels on the roof are not always generating energy at that exact moment. The energy supply needs to be stored for later use. The ESS is a robust and a powerful solution for high energy consumption organizations to power their business in a smarter way. The ESS can also function as a back-up generator during events, replacing the existing diesel generators.