EFRO Quinteq Flywheel: Innovative flywheel technology consortium for energy storage in microgrids

The Dutch government must reduce its CO2 emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050. Energy generated from fossil sources must be replaced by sustainably generated energy, wind and solar PV. However, this leads to an erratic supply of electrical energy. Absorbing fluctuations in power frequency and local demand is often a major challenge in decentralized energy networks, such as micro grids.

Quintec, Thales, University of Twente and Saxion Hogeschool

QuinteQ Energy BV - focused on the development of flywheel technology as an enabler for the stabilization and flexibilization of decentralized energy networks - entered into a partnership for this development with the consortium partners Thales, the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. Each party contributes knowledge and expertise from its background. With Thales and market parties Siers, Bredenvoort, Teijin, ECT and the Ministry of Defense, the potential launching customers are also involved.


Smart grid, cybersecurity, distributed systems, edge computing, artificial intelligence


  • QuinteQ Energy BV 
  • Thales
  • University of Twente
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences


The duration is for 3 years, from the November 2019 until November 2022.

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Dr. Javier Ferreira Gonzalez

Associate Professor

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Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling (EFRO)

This project is made possible in part by a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union

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