Mega battery

Mega battery
The Johan Cruijff ArenA is the proud owner of Europe’s largest energy storage system using secondhand batteries and batteries from electric vehicles in a commercial building.

Situated in the Netherlands’ biggest multifunctional stadium, the 3 MW storage system provides more reliable, more efficient energy supply and consumption for the stadium, visitors, local residents and the Dutch energy grid. The combination of Eaton’s energy distribution system and the 148 Nissan LEAF batteries ensures not only that the energy storage system is more sustainable but also that it creates a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries.

Acclaimed project

The acclaimed project is the result of the collaboration between Eaton, Nissan, BAM, The Mobility House and the Johan Cruijff ArenA, supported by the Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund (AKEF) and Interreg.

Energy storage system

The energy storage system plays a significant role in balancing the supply of and demand for energy in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The storage system has sufficient capacity to provide several thousand households with electricity. As a result of this capacity, the energy produced by the >4,200 solar panels on the ArenA’s roof can also be stored and used optimally.

The energy storage system provides backup power, reduces the use of diesel generators and eases the pressure on the energy grid by smoothing out the peaks that arise during such events as concerts.

Sustainable stadium

Sustainability is the crux of our strategy. The Johan Cruijff ArenA is one of the most sustainable stadiums in the world and is in the vanguard when it comes to introducing smart innovations such as this unique energy storage system.

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