“Blijburg” is a beach complex located in Amsterdam East which consists of two restaurants, a snackbar, and an events space. Spectral was responsible for the design and implementation of an advanced microgrid at Blijburg.
This is a joint project between STELLAR and Grid Edge Consulting teams. Spectral delivered a pre-integrated energy storage system which ensures that all of the solar energy is consumed in-house. Furthermore, Spectral’s energy management system schedules and controls the battery, heat pumps, and the largest appliances in the building in order to manage peak power demand, enabling Blijburg to considerably reduce their demand charges by using a smaller, “kleinverbruikers” grid connection. One of the innovative aspects of the microgrid is the integral VRV heat pump system, which combines space heating, hot water, cooling, refrigeration, and heat recovery ventilation all into one system.
Thus, the waste heat from the beer coolers and walk-in refrigerators is used directly for Blijburg’s heating needs, allowing for the highest levels of thermal efficiency possible. Aside from providing a highly positive business case for Blijburg, the project also resulted in more than 65.000 kg in yearly CO2 emissions reductions.