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Anesco on track to ‘quadruple’ UK BESS portfolio

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:17 -- John Shepherd
Anesco on track to ‘quadruple’ UK BESS portfolio

Energy storage developer Anesco said it is on track to “quadruple its operational battery portfolio” in the UK by 2020.

Anesco said UK demand for battery storage is expected to see the firm add 380 megawatts of new capacity over the next three years.

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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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Orsted to build 20MW BESS in UK

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:48 -- Xuan Zhong
Orsted to build 20MW BESS in UK

Danish wind power firm Orsted is to build a 20MW battery storage project in the UK as it takes its “first steps” into commercial battery storage.

Orsted UK said the Carnegie Road lithium-ion project near Liverpool— expected to be operational by the end of this year— is its first venture into large-scale storage.

 

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Australian graphite firm joins UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:15 -- John Shepherd
Australian graphite firm joins UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge

Australian graphite producer Talga Resources is to collaborate on work including cell production with partners under the UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge R&D programme.

Talga said it has signed formal agreements through its UK subsidiary, Talga Technologies, to work on initiatives including battery pack design and assembly.

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Rolls-Royce joins UK ‘polymer energy storage’ research

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:19 -- John Shepherd
Rolls-Royce joins UK ‘polymer energy storage’ research

Rolls-Royce is teaming up with UK-based material research company Superdielectrics to develop advanced energy storage systems using polymers.

Rolls-Royce said the collaboration agreement would see the firm combine its material science and technical expertise with Superdielectrics’ “novel hydrophilic polymers— that have been shown to have potentially outstanding energy storage properties”.

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Investment firm plans multi-million energy storage cash raise

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:38 -- John Shepherd
Investment firm plans multi-million energy storage cash raise

UK-based investment firm Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has unveiled plans to raise GBP100 million ($139m) in an initial public offering to invest in utility-scale energy storage projects.

Gore Street said it would raise funds on the main market of the London Stock Exchange to invest “mainly in the UK”— but would also consider projects in North America and Western Europe.

 

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UK power market success for grid battery project

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:21 -- John Shepherd
UK power market success for grid battery project

One of the first investor-owned grid-scale lithium-ion battery storage projects in the UK has been pre-qualified to supply backup power to the national grid following a capacity market auction, BBB can reveal.

Grid Battery Storage (GBSL), which formed a partnership last year with Germany’s Siemens to launch four grid-related battery projects, was among the winners of Britain’s capacity market auction.

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Kiwi Power unveils 4MW BESS in Wales

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:46 -- John Shepherd
Kiwi Power unveils 4MW BESS in Wales

UK-based BESS developer and operator Kiwi Power has launched its biggest behind the meter battery to date— a 4MW Tesla Powerpack in Wales.

Kiwi said the 4.8MWh lithium-ion battery started providing firm frequency response (FFR) to the National Grid this month from the Parc Stormy renewable technologies site operated by Cenin Renewables near Bridgend.

 

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Li batteries “can be charged five times faster”— UK study

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Li batteries “can be charged five times faster”— UK study

Researchers in the UK say they have developed “precise” testing technology that shows existing automotive lithium-ion batteries can be safely charged five times faster than the current recommended charging limits.

The team led by Dr Tazdin Amietszajew (pictured) of the University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) said the technology works in-situ during a battery’s normal operation— without impeding its performance.

 

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Leoch-DBS Energy venture targets UK battery business

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:18 -- John Shepherd
Leoch-DBS Energy venture targets UK battery business

Hong Kong-listed battery giant Leoch International Technology has invested in UK-based battery distributor DBS Energy to target sales to the country’s industrial market.

Leoch said the companies had formed a joint venture— DBS Leoch— to “significantly grow its business and become one of the leading suppliers of batteries” to UK industry.

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