Penso Power grows Europe’s largest battery storage scheme to 150MW
UK renewable energy and battery storage company, Penso Power, has secured land rights, planning permission and a grid connection offer to extend its 100MW Minety battery storage scheme in Wiltshire by a further 50MW.
Pivot Power signs Wärtsilä for pilot 50 MW battery sites
Pivot Power, the battery storage and electric vehicle charging specialist that became a subsidiary of EDF Renewables last November, has placed an order with technology group Wärtsilä to deliver 100 MW of battery storage in the UK.
SP Energy Networks reveals fault level management breakthrough
Electricity distributor SP Energy Networks has unveiled groundbreaking new technology that can give an accurate real-time reading of the short circuit capacity, or fault level, on networks.
Maximising power generation from older landfill sites
A growing number of organisations responsible for aged landfill sites are facing costly environmental emissions legacies, as many suppliers of landfill gas generation services are walking away, citing diminishing gas yields making it uneconomic. According to Stuart Watson of Ylem Energy - one of the UK's pioneers in landfill generation - this does not have to be the case.
Kaluza and WPD deliver first domestic battery flex service
Intelligent energy platform Kaluza has delivered the first service to offer flexibility to a distribution network operator (DNO) from a portfolio of domestic properties, in a contract with Western Power Distribution (WPD) in Lincolnshire.
Honda and Moixa convert Islington to smart EVs
Islington Council, Honda and smart battery electric vehicle charging specialist Moixa are collaborating on a smart EV charging project to switch the council's fleet to electric vehicles and create "vehicle to grid" (V2G) flexibility capacity.
Calculating storage and flexibility in a net-zero world
Alex Buckman, networks and energy storage practice manager at the Energy Systems Catapult, describes its new Storage and Flexibility Model, a number-crunching tool that can calculate the future storage and renewable generation capacity needed to meet variable demand in a net-zero world.
EDF buys storage-to-charging challenger Pivot Power
EDF Group has announced a deal to acquire Pivot Power, the UK battery storage start-up with a programme to develop 40 sites of 50MW storage capacity, each combined with rapid charging services for the road transport network.
Council scales up battery storage site to reap income rewards
A battery energy storage site operated by South Somerset District Council (SSDC) is set to expand to its maximum capacity by developing another 5MW to help produce and store more clean and renewable energy, providing support to the National Grid.
‘Liquid air’ battery tech firm scales up to 50MW plant
Highview Power, the company promoting "liquid air" as a storage medium for surplus electrical energy, last week announced plans to construct the first commercial scale battery facility using the technology, at a decommissioned thermal power station in the north of England.
Moixa and Energia in bid to build ‘virtual power plant’ in Irish homes
Battery manufacturer Moixa has announced a tie-up with Irish energy supplier Energia to run trials on how integrated smart home batteries, rooftop solar and electric vehicles (EVs) can deliver flexibility to the grid.
Powervault tie-up drives Kaluza network expansion
Kaluza, the technology platform for smart energy devices launched by green power supplier OVO Group, has launched a new tie-up with Powervault, the UK based storage battery supplier.
SP Energy Networks launches 95MW auction on Piclo Flex platform
Scottish Power Energy Networks has become the fourth distribution network operator (DNO) to enter into a partnership with the Piclo Flex online auction platform to support its move towards flexible energy trading.
Habitat Energy wins 40MW battery storage deal
Habitat Energy has been appointed to operate one of the country's largest battery sites, Arlington Energy's 40MW Greenfield Road project, currently under construction and due to be completed in October 2019.
WPD signs demand side management agreement with Anesco
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has signed a demand side management agreement with battery storage provider Anesco.
Work on second Arlington Energy battery storage site gets underway
Arlington Energy is expanding its existing 1GW UK portfolio of energy storage and gas peaker projects with a new battery site.
Battery enables landfill gas to balance grid
Ylem Energy has installed a 1MW battery energy storage system alongside an existing landfill-gas generator to enable the site to participate in National Grid's Balancing Mechanism.
Technology & Operations
Deploying energy storage solutions
The UK will hopefully see the addition of around 500 megawatts of operational battery storage within the next 12 months. If the regulatory regime in the UK is upgraded to allow for the growth in deployment of storage technologies, it is anticipated that up to 12GW of battery storage will be deployed by the end of 2021. Here, Omexom discuss the work its doing in this area.
Technology & Operations
Deploying energy storage solutions
The UK will hopefully see the addition of around 500 megawatts of operational battery storage within the next 12 months. If the regulatory regime in the UK is upgraded to allow for the growth in deployment of storage technologies, it is anticipated that up to 12GW of battery storage will be deployed by the end of 2021.
120MW battery storage portfolio transaction completed
UK Power Reserve has awarded the second phase of its battery-based energy storage portfolio contracts to Fluence, a Siemens and AES company.
Off Grid Energy CEO highlights importance of battery storage
The founder and CEO of Off Grid Energy has stressed the importance of battery storage and smart charging systems as the take up of electric vehicles (EVs) increases.
JV offering businesses battery storage deal
A joint venture between Thrive Renewables and Aura Power will see UK businesses offered the chance to use battery energy storage systems to cut electricity bills at no cost to themselves.
Vattenfall powers up Welsh battery storage scheme
Vattenfall has started the commercial operation of a Welsh battery storage scheme, believed to be the UK's largest co-located with an onshore wind farm.
Anesco unveils plans to quadruple battery storage
Anesco's energy storage portfolio will exceed 380MW by 2020 with the company revealing plans to quadruple the size of its operational battery portfolio over the next three years.
Ørsted to operate battery storage site in Liverpool
Ørsted will build and operate a 20 megawatt (MW) battery storage project near Liverpool in the UK.
Parliamentary group says 12GW of battery storage possible by 2021
A new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on energy storage estimates that by the end of 2021, 12GW of battery storage deployment is possible.
Northern Powergrid deploys battery storage for frequency response
Northern Powergrid has begun using battery storage to provide frequency response for National Grid - the first time it has ever sold balancing services to the system operator.
Hybrid battery demo enters third phase
Smarter Grid Solutions has completed the second stage of a hybrid battery storage demonstration scheme in Scotland.
UK Power Networks fast-tracks battery connections
UK Power Networks has launched a new fast-track application process for connecting small-scale battery storage to the local power grid.
Ofgem rules out DNO-owned storage
Ofgem will not allow distribution network operators to own and operate storage, as it fears this could "impede the development of a competitive market for storage and flexibility services".
Government invests £246m in battery technology
The government has launched the first phase of a £246 million investment programme to support research, innovation and the scale-up of battery technology in the UK.