Energy storage has a crucial role to play in both the management of energy supply in the UK and in the wider uptake of renewable energy technologies in the future. One of our newest sites, in a growing portfolio of energy storage projects, is located in Cleator in Cumbria. Leveraging the latest Lithium-ion battery technology, the 10MW project will consist of 900 battery modules with an installed energy capacity of 6.97MWh. Cleator was successfully awarded contracts in the National Grid’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender process and the Capacity Market auction during 2016.
As the UK’s energy requirements continue to grow, storage technologies and projects will help to ensure that energy is always available where it is needed. Glassenbury, a 40MW storage project in Kent, was successfully awarded contracts in the National Grid’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender process and the Capacity Market Auction during 2016. Glassenbury will harness the latest Lithium-ion battery technology and will feature 3,640 battery modules with an installed energy capacity of 27.65MWh. The energy storage projects at Cleator and Glassenbury will be the UK’s largest portfolio of operational battery storage sites when they are connected to the National Grid in 2017.