QuinteQ leads the charge with flywheel technology for energy storage and fluctuations in microgrids

Nijmegen, November 1, 2019




QuinteQ is leading an innovative flywheel technology consortium for energy storage and fluctuations in microgrids.


The Dutch government must reduce its CO2 emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050. Energy generated from fossil sources must be replaced by sustainably generated energy (wind and solar PV). However, this leads to an erratic supply of electrical energy. Absorbing fluctuations in power frequency and local demand is often a major challenge in decentralized energy networks (micro grids).


QuinteQ Energy BV – focused on the development of flywheel technology as an enabler for the stabilization and flexibilisation of decentralized energy networks – entered into a partnership for this development with Thales, the University of Twente and Saxion Hogeschool (consortium partners). Each party contributes knowledge and expertise from its background. With Thales and market parties Siers, Bredenoort, Teijin, ECT and the Ministry of Defense (signed support letters), the potential launching customers are also involved.


The project partners are developing a brakethrough technology for an energy infrastructure (micro grid) within which renewable energy sources can be used unlimitedly and efficiently.


This project is made possible in part by a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.

About QuinteQ

At QuinteQ, we have the vision that everyone should have access to clean, affordable & reliable energy. We have taken on the challenge to develop and introduce a high-tech flywheel energy storage technology with the goal to provide an affordable and flexible energy storage solution to support the energy transition. It is our mission to design and build our products with the lowest possible footprint during production, operation, and re-use of the materials once a system is retired.