Fluence Energy, an energy storage technology and services provider, has secured the UK’s largest energy storage portfolio project. Working with UK Power Reserve, Fluence will deliver the first phase of the 120MW battery storage portfolio.
Construction on the first 60MW has begun. A total of 120MW were secured in the 2016 Capacity Market auction – which will provide flexibility and security for UK power markets by delivering much-needed stability to the grid. Fluence will provide three 20MW battery energy storage systems at sites in the Midlands and North West using its Advancion energy storage technology platform. All three sites are expected to be operational during winter 2018/19.
UK Power Reserve’s total contracted portfolio was recently recognized as one of the largest of its kind globally: a combination of small-scale, nimble gas-fired power plants and battery storage facilities located near centers of demand. These flexible, low-carbon assets help support the growth of renewables, providing vital back-up power at a value to consumers, according to the company.
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