The Energy Transition in the Netherlands is well on its way. Various projects are being developed; there is ample SDE support available and many households, businesses and industrials are eager to “off take” green power. The result; on the one hand steady growth in renewable generation and on the other a grid network which is struggling to keep up. Currently there are huge delays in getting grid connections at the locations where renewable generation is installed.
Cable Pooling can offer a solution to insufficient connection capacity. Cable Pooling is, as the name suggests, ‘pooling’ of the connection capacity. Multiple generation capacity on a single grid connection. Pooling the grid connection or “MLOEA” is most feasible in situations where a solar park can be installed close to an existing wind park with a grid connection. Cable pooling can also be applied on an industrial location with an existing connection capacity, which can accommodate a wind/solar park. In both situations, the new generation installation can be connected via the existing grid connection. Cable Pooling offers an effective and efficient solution to grid connection constraints.