Energy storage for stadiums and arenas

The demand for power on match or event days for stadiums and arenas can increase to over 5 fold on the usual base load of consumed energy. Managing the peak demand for power is critical for both the venue but also the stability of the local grid.

With local energy networks often working near to capacity, stadiums and arenas need to ensure a resilient power supply is available for the duration of the event. To reduce or mitigate the risk of power outages and minimise peak demand charges, stadiums and arenas often use alternative energy sources, such as diesel generators. Energy storage provides an attractive alternative to diesel generated power from both a cost and environmental perspective. Renewable solar or wind power, generated on site by the venue, can be stored by the batteries and used when required; thereby optimizing the use of available renewable energy. Even if there are no renewable sources, batteries can be charged during periods of low demand and used to reduce peaks during a major event.

Maximizing the peak shaving potential white paper

Energy storage enables peak shaving to help improve resiliency and reduce costs at times of high power demand.

Watch our success story video to learn more about the Johan Cruijff ArenA project:

The 3-megawatt energy storage system at the Johan Cruijff ArenA is the largest energy storage system using second-life and new electric vehicle batteries in a commercial building in Europe. It provides a more reliable and efficient energy supply and usage for the stadium, its visitors, neighbours and the Dutch energy grid. Combining Eaton power conversion units and the equivalent of 148 Nissan LEAF batteries, the energy storage system provides back-up power, reduce the use of diesel generators, and provide relief to the energy grid by flattening the peaks that occur during concerts.

Customer success story

Discover how the Johan Cruijff ArenA becomes more sustainable with Europe's largest energy storage system in commercial buildings.