Sustainably enjoying the most beautiful films thanks to the Battery Box
This year the 28th edition of the VUE Open Air Film Festival took place in the meadow of Stadspark Berg & Bos in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. A beautiful location, in the middle of the Veluwe. The organization is in the hands of Accres. And since the terrain is in the middle of a Natura 2000 area the organization of the event is not all that simple. For example, the Nature Conservation Act must be taken into consideration. This includes rules concerning the noise levels and lighting, to protect the bats and other animals in the area. At the same time the restrictions concerning nitrogen and CO2 must be taken into account as well.
In the past we often used diesel gensets. To make the festival future-proof we looked into the best way to set up our energy supply in this Natura 2000 area with Bredenoord.
To provide the festival with the required power Luc got in touch with Niels Sprenger, Event Manager at Bredenoord. Niels first mapped the festival’s expected power consumption. This includes power for catering, toilet carts, the film projector, lighting, etc. Next, he assessed the capacity of the existing grid connection. Sprenger: “The existing grid connection was too small for this festival, but big enough to charge a Battery Box 300. That way we could charge the battery during the day with the grid. At night the battery would then power the entire event. The next day we had a whole day to recharge the battery, so that we could power another show at night.” This trick was repeated nine days in a row.
Ready for the future
“Thanks to Bredenoord’s Battery Box we were able to use an emission free power supply during this festival. A wonderful collaboration between Apeldoorn-based organizations! And this solution prepares us for the future, now that the requirements around Natura 2000 areas are getting more and more strict,” said Timmen.