Eelpower has commissioned its 10MW Leverton battery near Lincoln. It is one of the cohort of large batteries that will provide frequency response to National Grid with effect from 1 January. The company secured a Firm Frequency Response contract in October 2017 and had already entered into a fifteen year T-4 Capacity Market contract starting in October 2020.
Leverton is connected to Western Power Distribution’s East Midlands grid and configured as a 10MW stand-alone energy barn using lithium-ion based energy storage system from Shenzhen-based BYD. The project was built by Anesco.
Mark Simon, chief executive of Eelpower said: “Leverton is the first of a pipeline of battery storage projects that Eelpower plans to build and operate over the next three years.”
Eelpower is a sister company to Barn Energy which has financed and built three river hydro projects in Yorkshire over the past two years. Barn Energy is installing battery units at two of its hydro schemes, at Thrybergh near Rotherham and at Knottingley.