Senja, Norway's second-largest Arctic island, has two main communities with around 300 residents, primarily reliant on the fishing industry.
Accessible via country roads and ferry from the mainland, the communities previously faced power grid challenges due to increased household demand and fishing industry growth. Traditional solutions for power supply were costly and time-consuming and the need for evenly distributed power consumption throughout the day was growing.
Today, two specially adapted battery energy storage solutions (BESS) distribute energy consumption more evenly over the day, relieve demand on the existing grid, secure enough power for the communities, and solve the challenge of stability and security of power supply by utilizing available capacity.
The innovative BESS solutions serve as a prime example of how power networks can be adapted to meet the evolving requirements of remote areas.