Cleator

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 LG Chem lithium-ion battery modules, and advanced energy management systems from NEC, the 10MW project consists 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. The site at Cleator and Glassenbury represent a quarter of of National Grid’s EFR capacity.

 

Glassenbury

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, which uses LG Chem lithium-ion battery modules, and advanced energy management systems from NEC, provides sub-second responses to surges in energy supply and demand, providing grid flexibility and electricity storage. The site features 3,640 battery modules with an installed energy capacity of 27.65MWh. The energy storage projects at Cleator and Glassenbury represent a quarter of of National Grid’s EFR capacity.