Energy efficiency specialist Anesco has joined forces with low carbon energy generation and storage company, Green Hedge Energy UK, to introduce Green Hedge’s ‘Energy Barns’ at four sites in England. Using lithium-ion batteries the barns will store energy then release it at times of peak demand.
Located in the East Midlands and West Sussex, the projects were among the first energy storage schemes to be allocated 15-year contracts in the Capacity Market auction.
The four projects, which have a combined capacity of 40MW, will be constructed in the coming months and then remain in operation for the next 25 years.
Green Hedge Energy UK’s commercial director, Tim Marsters, said: “Having successfully taken our first four Energy Barns, totalling 40MW, through planning, contracting, grid connections and Capacity Market pre-qualification, we are delighted that Anesco has decided to become our development partner to realise them.”
Lee Adams, director of sales at Anesco, commented: “The potential – and indeed need – for energy storage to support the grid is now starting to be fully recognised and we are seeing a huge growth of interest in this area. We currently have over 100MW of batteries ordered for delivery during 2017.“
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