November 15 (Renewables Now) - UK firm Eelpower Ltd said today it has brought online its 10-MW Leverton battery storage facility near Lincoln, England.
The system, a stand-alone energy barn using lithium-ion technology from China's BYD Co Ltd (HKG:1211), will provide frequency response balancing services to National Grid (LON:NG) from the start of 2018. The company said it secured a firm frequency response contract in October 2017 and had already signed a 15-year T-4 Capacity Market contract beginning in October 2020.
This is Eelpower's first storage project to be commissioned in the UK. Chief executive Mark Simon said it is the first of a pipeline of battery projects that the company plans to build and operate over the next three years.
The facility was built in 18 weeks by contractor Anesco.