Energy storage capacity set to boom

The UK’s energy storage capacity is set to boom with plans to bring 185MW of energy storage online. Renewable energy developer Anesco and supplier Limejump plan to install the infrastructure, which […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The UK’s energy storage capacity is set to boom with plans to bring 185MW of energy storage online.

Renewable energy developer Anesco and supplier Limejump plan to install the infrastructure, which is expected to be the largest portfolio of energy storage in the UK, by the end of 2018.

The companies expect the system to play a significant role in balancing the grid once it enters the Capacity Market in August.

Anesco recently strengthened its position as the UK’s leading energy storage provider, after connecting its twentieth utility scale battery unit, raising its active storage portfolio to 18.9MW.

Erik Nygard, Chief Executive Officer of Limejump, which will operate the storage system, said: “Anesco’s speed and expertise in developing energy storage projects is paving the way for this technology to become an integral part of the UK’s future energy mix.

“The key to bringing more storage online will be to optimise the revenue that can be earned by generators and developers, from securing a good price for power exported onto the grid, to participation in the full range of revenue-generating schemes such as the capacity market.”

Siemens has also entered into a new partnership with an energy storage developer.