Due to a severely congested net, large connections to the electricity net (“grootverbruikaansluitingen” of more than 3x80A) cannot be obtained in the Haarlemmermeer area. Since tenders for several utilities (such as a supermarket and a gym) possibly start pending in a year, alternatives had to be determined. Besides that, the distribution system operator, Liander, wanted to gain insight into the impact of this neighborhood on their – already stretched – infrastructure, in particular their substation.
This is a Grid Edge Consulting project. We researched the possibilities of using smaller connections (“kleinverbruikaansluitingen”). In a joint effort with the municipality, we mapped the future situation and the expected electricity demand in the area, considering heating without gas and the predicted increase in electric vehicles. Based on this prospected future energy demand, we cooperated with Liander to determine the main challenges for their infrastructure. Together, we proposed a few alternatives on how to lower grid impact.
We provided the municipality with input for their tender process on how to suffice with a small grid connection, as well as recommendations for heating and how to lower peak demand, making sure the impact of Lincolnpark on the existing net congestion would be minimized.