Fluence to deliver 120MW of battery storage for UK Power Reserve

It is believed to be the largest contracted energy storage portfolio transaction

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UK Power Reserve (UKPR) has picked Fluence to install a pipeline of 120MW of battery storage capacity across the country.

Energy storage technology and services company Fluence, a joint venture between Siemens and AES, will be responsible for the entire project, believed to be the largest contracted energy storage portfolio transaction.

UKPR had previously already contracted Fluence to deliver 60MW of battery storage and today confirmed it has awarded the rest of the capacity, all of which was secured in the 2016 Capacity Market auction to provide flexible services to the grid.

The sites are required to be online by winter 2020 but are expected to be delivered by the end of summer 2019.

Sam Wither, Head of UKPR said: “By splitting our portfolio into two 60MW sets of projects, we’ve had the opportunity to fully assess the market and took a nimble approach to keep up with this rapidly evolving space.”

Fluence has a global fleet of more than 675MW of projects deployed or contracted in 16 countries.

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