Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016.
EDF has completed one of the UK’s largest battery storage projects, bringing online the 49MW West Burton B project to provide Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) services to National Grid.
Enel has become the latest developer to complete a battery project backed by an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract from National Grid.
Vattenfall has brought online its 22MW battery project co-located with the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in Wales, becoming the latest company to start delivering sub-second frequency response to National Grid.
Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, has confirmed its entry into the UK battery storage market with a new 20MW project near Liverpool.
Transmission system demand is forecast to dip to new lows this summer, but National Grid has once again insisted it has the tools necessary to manage.
VLC Energy has become the latest firm to finish its Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) battery projects following the completion of two projects totalling 50MW.
With the release of the most recent Capacity Market pre-qualification register, the UK’S utility-scale battery storage pipeline has now reached nearly 8GW. Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook takes a deep dive into the projects that made it through pre-qualification, and what these results mean for the projects likely to get built in 2018.
Last month Vattenfall invited Clean Energy News to visit Parc y Cymoedd, the largest onshore wind farm in Wales and home of the company's first energy storage project in the UK, one of eight in total to have won an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year. As the company explained, after a "very steep, almost vertical learning curve" Vattenfall is ready to take on whatever National Grid comes up with next.