Arenko Group, a large scale energy storage solutions provider, teamed up with General Electric Company (GE) to build a large scale energy storage facility in the UK. The system is to deliver 41 MW of storage capacity for a quick and efficient response to meet consumer demands. The goal is to stabilize the UK grid as a whole and reduce energy bills for households and businesses.
Combining GE’s know-how in battery technologies and Arenko’s leadership in operating batteries in the UK market, the project will help to create a more secure energy network for the future. The 41MW system will be located in the Midlands and will commence operations in 2018.
Mirko Molinari, Global Commercial & Marketing Executive, Energy Storage at GE Power commented: “Energy storage will help balance supply and demand close to real time, avoiding frequency drifts and supporting the mid-term response to grid imbalances. The flexibility it offers smooths the fluctuating nature of renewable energy, provides quick reserves when needed, stores excess energy generation and much more. Energy storage will enable a more efficient system for a more reliable supply of electricity to consumers.”
Rupert Newland, Chief Executive, Arenko Group commented: “Arenko’s new battery system will provide much needed flexibility to the UK grid, reducing waste and helping to make energy bills cheaper for households and businesses. This project is very significant in addressing the UK’s long-term energy security concerns, enabling the transition to a low carbon energy future.”
Source: Arenko Group
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