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50 MW of Grid Energy Storage Facilities to be Build in UK


NEC Energy Solutions announced on February 28th that it had signed a contract to build and operate a total of 50 MW energy storage projects.

The two projects, a 40 MW facility in Glassenbury, UK and a 10 MW installation in Cleator, UK will constitute the largest portfolio of battery sites connected to the UK grid once operational in November this year. Both projects secured two contracts with the National Grid in August 2016 for battery energy storage systems to provide Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) to the UK system operator.

“We’re delighted to work with NEC Energy Solutions to develop the UK’s largest portfolio of energy storage plants for National Grid. These battery sites will pave the way for more renewable energy.” Justin Thesiger, Operations Director at Low Carbon

NEC ES will provide turnkey EPC and O&M services which include its GSS® grid storage solution, installation and commissioning, and ten years of operations and maintenance services for each project. The facilities will be operated by NEC ES under the new EFR guidelines, will provide seasonal Triad avoidance services and will also participate in other markets.