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EDF to optimise 49.9MW of Pivot Power battery storage

Image: EDF/Pivot Power.

Image: EDF/Pivot Power.

EDF is set to optimise 49.9MW of battery storage owned by Pivot Power in a bid to enable "greater flexible electricity capacity for the grid".

Pivot Power itself was acquired by EDF last year, with the latter now appointed to optimise storage set to be located at Pivot’s Kemsley site in Kent. Kemsley is the first of two projects due to be commissioned in early 2021 and forms part of Pivot Power’s 40 site-strong 2GW portfolio.

Revenues from the Kemsley site will be maximised across ancillary services, wholesale optimisation and the Balancing Mechanism using EDF’s PowerShift platform.

EDF is already optimising storage assets for a number of companies, with Zenobe, Gresham House and Anesco having all partnered the company.

Stuart Fenner, commercial lead at EDF, lauded the company as a “global leader” when it comes to development, ownership and optimisation of distributed energy assets.

“Our colleagues at Pivot Power are developing some of the most exciting projects in the country and we are very proud to be a key part of their success.”

Alongside its 40 site portfolio, Pivot Power is also one of the companies involved in the Oxford Energy Superhub project, developing a hybrid battery system for the project alongside Invinity Energy Systems.

Habitat Energy is on board to optimise the combination of lithium-ion and flow battery as part of that project.

Matt Allen, CEO of Pivot Power, said: "Our battery portfolio will help future-proof the UK’s energy system, giving it the essential flexibility to manage growing levels of solar and wind power whilst also supporting the adoption of EVs.

"We’re excited to be working with EDF’s PowerShift platform to bring our Kemsley battery project to life and help build a low carbon electric future."

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