UK renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Anesco said on Monday that in partnership with Limejump it will bring 185 MW of energy storage online by the end of next year.
The 185-MW energy storage portfolio, which will be largest in the UK, is planned for entry into the capacity market in August, according to the announcement.
The assets will be commercially operated by Limejump as part of its Virtual Power Plant and will help balance the grid through the capacity market, frequency response and wider market participation. "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," said Limejump chief executive Erik Nygard.
Anesco executive chairman Steve Shine expects momentum in the sector to continue to grow as an increasing number of generators look to benefit from the technology. "As well as aiding grid stability, energy storage can help maximise the use of renewable power being generated, while breeding a more resilient local grid," Shine said.
Anesco has recently connected its 20th utility-scale battery unit, bringing its operating storage portfolio to 18.9 MW.
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