Published: 08 September 2021 08 September 2021
Nobian's chlorine plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be added to Vattenfall's flexible capacity to better balance the grid. The cooperation with Vattenfall enables the Rotterdam chlorine plant Nobian to respond to the increasing fluctuations in the supply of electricity caused by the growing share of solar and wind energy.
Nobian can quickly adjust the chlorine production depending on if there is more or less power available from renewable sources. When less power is available in relation to the demand, the chlorine production is automatically scaled down. The production is increased again when the supply allows. This adjustment is fully automated by real-time support from Vattenfall. In this way, Nobian adds 40 MW of flexible capacity to the grid, which is equivalent to a fifth of their chlorine production.