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Arsenal gunning for battery storage

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for BESS at Emirates Stadium

London-based Arsenal Football Club has becomes the first UK football club to install significant energy storage, after unveiling a lithium-ion battery system that will store enough energy to power Emirates Stadium for the duration of a match.

The battery at the 60,000-seater stadium will be used to avoid peak energy prices, and will store renewably generated electricity from Octopus Energy, with whom Arsenal has been in partnership since April 2016.

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UK’s Pivot Power unveils 2GW battery network plan

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:08 -- John Shepherd
UK’s Pivot Power unveils 2GW battery network plan

Plans have been unveiled to build a 2GW network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across England and Wales.

UK firm Pivot Power said the GBP1.6 billion ($2.1bn) programme will see 45 sites developed— “installing grid-scale 50-megawatt batteries at electricity sub-stations connected directly to the extra-high-voltage transmission system”. 

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