New 12MWh battery portfolio to assist UK solar

A 12MWh portfolio of energy storage units has been successfully installed in the UK. Infrastructure investment manager Ancala and energy storage firm Anesco have installed a series of batteries across 10 of Ancala’s existing […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A 12MWh portfolio of energy storage units has been successfully installed in the UK.

Infrastructure investment manager Ancala and energy storage firm Anesco have installed a series of batteries across 10 of Ancala’s existing solar plants to provide grid balancing and frequency response services.

The solar parks, like other renewable electricity generators, produce energy at a relatively unpredictable rate.

The rapid growth of installations like this in recent years has created challenges in balancing the supply and demand of electricity in the UK.

Both companies hope the battery installations will offer a solution to the challenge of intermittent generation by storing and deploying electricity to National Grid at the times it is required most.

Steve Shine, Executive Chairman of Anesco, said: “We are delighted to be partnering in this initiative with Ancala, which has the foresight and appetite to join us in undertaking innovative renewable energy projects.

“It’s an exciting time for the sector and we are proud to be playing a leading role in the deployment of energy storage technology in the UK.”

Two large-scale lithium ion energy storage projects have also been announced for the UK.