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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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NEC Energy Solutions awarded UK storage contracts

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Tilbury Power Station

US-based NEC Energy Solutions has been awarded two contracts by the Gore Street Energy Storage Fund to provide UK energy storage projects.

NEC will be supported by Japanese engineering company Nippon Koei to carry out the EPC scope of the full turnkey projects.

The projects were first developed by Origami Energy, which then sold the rights to build and operate the projects to Gore Street Energy Storage Fund.

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Nova and Tesla turn tide for storage in Shetland

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Nova Innovation tidal array

Scottish “clean-tech company” Nova Innovation has successfully integrated a tidal energy array with battery storage from US-based Tesla to launch “the world’s first grid-connected ‘baseload’ tidal power station”.

Nova’s tidal array at Bluemull Sound in Shetland, northeast of Great Britain, which has been supplying power to the grid since last month, has been integrated with a 500 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion Tesla Powerpack to provide clean energy on demand

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‘Nationally significant’ UK energy centre shelved

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Tilbury Power Station

RWE Generation has shelved plans to develop its Tilbury Energy Centre at the site of the former Tilbury B Power Station in the UK county of Essex.

The proposed development included a combined gas cycle turbine power station of up to 2,500 megawatts capacity, 100MW of battery storage, and 300MW of open cycle gas turbines.

Any generating station exceeding 50MW is defined as a ‘nationally significant infrastructure project’, under the UK’s 2008 Planning Act.

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Arlington Energy to invest £200m in UK storage

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Arlington Energy logo

UK clean energy investment company Arlington Energy has secured an initial £200 million funding line to build “a significant portfolio” of battery storage and gas peaking units in the UK.”

Arlington said it has access to more than 1 gigawatt of potential assets, at sites ranging from 5-50 megawatts— which it plans to develop and construct over the next three years.

The company said it intends to retain ownership of the entire portfolio for the duration of the units’ lifetimes.

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Tesvolt supplies battery for solar facility on BEST’s doorstep

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

German battery manufacturer Tesvolt has delivered a 4 megawatt storage system to a solar plant in West Sussex, UK, BEST Battery Briefing’s own home county.

The solar facility is on a 35-hectare former landfill site in the village of Westhampnett. Power generated at the 7.4MW solar park is sold on the electricity wholesale market; the 4.4MW lithium-ion battery will generate additional income from price arbitrage, frequency services, and triad management, by which stored power will be retained and then sold during one of the three daily periods of peak demand.

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UK’s Moixa expands smart battery tech in Japan

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

UK-based residential energy storage firm Moixa has rolled out its GridShare smart battery technology platform to 3,500 homes in Japan.

The move comes just eight months after Moixa agreed to export its battery tech to Japan— under a signed a partnership agreement with the country’s Itochu trading house.

Moixa’s roll-out announcement was made at the British embassy in Tokyo, where the company also launched a GridShare off-peak ‘smart tariff’ for residential battery owners.

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UK's Camborne Energy Storage crashes into administration

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:14 -- John Shepherd

Camborne Energy Storage, a large scale developer of energy storage projects in the UK, has crashed out of the market and gone into administration.

Camborne had built up an “extensive portfolio of sites” suitable for battery storage since its launch in 2015, according to administrators Damian Webb and Phillip Sykes of restructuring advisory firm RSM.

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UK’s redT to supply German grid-scale storage

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:33 -- John Shepherd
redT energy system

UK-based energy storage firm redT has signed a deal to supply more than 700 megawatt-hours (MWh) of grid-scale systems to support the German grid.

The company said it will initially deliver two 40MWh energy storage projects, using its ‘Gen 3’ vanadium redox flow technology, with plans to roll out a further 690MWh of projects in the future.

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New lithium-ion battery storage facility online in UK

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:55 -- Xuan Zhong
New lithium-ion battery storage facility online in UK

One of the UK’s biggest battery energy storage facilities to date has gone into operation in southeast England.

British Solar Renewables (BSR) said the 49.99-megawatt Stocking Pelham lithium-ion BESS, near Bishop’s Stortford, is connected to a nearby 400kV substation via a 132kV grid connection.

 

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