Power to Flex

Power to Flex; flexible Energieversorgung durch Energiespeicherung

Sun and wind sometimes generate too much and sometimes too little electricity. This makes it difficult to reconcile supply and demand. Power to Flex, a cooperation project involving companies, knowledge institutes and public authorities from the north of the Netherlands and northwest Germany, aims to provide solutions and realises innovative pilot projects for the storage of sustainably generated energy.

Storing energy
Energy storage takes the form of hydrogen gas, heat, electricity and biogas, both on a small (individual households) and medium scale (businesses, apartment blocks and mobility).

What’s the point?
The project partners involved are primarily from medium and small enterprises. They see opportunities for small-scale applications for storing energy close to the source. This will not only create new products, but also new jobs.

Development of experimental plants.
– Individual households: a small-scale plant that stores hydrogen, heat and electricity for individual households and small businesses.
– Mobility: a small hydrogen filling station to balance the difference in electricity supply and demand.
– Businesses/residential blocks: a medium-sized test facility as energy storage for residential blocks and medium-sized businesses.

The project was started in November 2016. The innovative pilot projects will be demonstrated in early 2019.

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Planned project costs

3.298.436,94 €

Project Duration

1.4.2016 - 1.4.2020


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Provincie Groningen

Project partners

Stichting Hanze Hogeschool Groningen, Hochschule Emden/Leer, Provincie Drenthe, Cedel B.V., Oosterhof Holman, Energy Company, Holthausen Groep, Jaske & Wolf Verfahrenstechnik GmbH, DLR-Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e. V, Bioclear B.V., Nordwest Gruppe, 3N Dienstleistungen GmbH, INTIS, Adverio Engineering, Oldenburger Energie Cluster OLEC e.V., Stadtwerke Emden, Partner Provincie Groningen, PLANET - planungsgruppe Energie und Technik GbR, Holthausen Energy Points B.V.


Financer Amount
Peter Harms - Blue Hamster 0,00 €
Oosterhof Holman 97.698,83 €
Partner Provincie Groningen 33.508,30 €
Bioclear B.V. 51.766,54 €
Adverio Engineering 52.551,63 €
Holthausen Groep 24.237,30 €
Energy Company 51.747,09 €
Nordwest Gruppe 143.014,00 €
MB Niedersachsen 267.343,36 €
Stadtwerke Emden 4.420,56 €
PLANET - planungsgruppe Energie und Technik GbR 30.033,29 €
EFRE / EFRO 1.457.475,03 €
Hochschule Emden/Leer 69.395,07 €
Holthausen Energy Points B.V. 58.404,92 €
Cedel B.V. 95.869,61 €
Desios GmbH 0,00 €
DLR-Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e. V 72.368,11 €
Provincie Groningen 95.044,17 €
Jaske & Wolf Verfahrenstechnik GmbH 54.015,72 €
Oldenburger Energie Cluster OLEC e.V. 0,00 €
Provincie Drenthe 15.153,34 €
INTIS 21.163,44 €
3N Dienstleistungen GmbH 58.809,11 €
Stichting Hanze Hogeschool Groningen 60.013,82 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 160.406,02 €