4MW battery goes into operation in Bridgend

Kiwi Power has begun operation of a smart battery system ‘behind the meter’ at Parc Stormy, the Cenin Renewables site near Bridgend, Wales.

The 4MW battery will provide frequency support services to National Grid.

Cenin’s 20-acre site includes a low carbon cement production facility, a solar farm, an anaerobic digestion plant and a wind turbine, and it delivers power to local homes. The site’s AD plant is owned and operated by Agrivert. As well as generating 3.2MW of power it provides surplus heat to the neighbouring cement plant for use in the minerals drying process.

“This is all about having green energy in reserve and we are delighted to be working with KiWi Power to play our part delivering a reliable, sustainable power source whilst providing local economic development and helping Wales reach its low emissions targets,” said Martyn Popham, managing director of Cenin.

Yoav Zingher, chief executive of Kiwi Power, said, “This facility is an exciting addition to KiWi Power’s battery portfolio, and a key part of our strategy to develop, finance, build and monetise the highest value battery systems on customer sites across Europe”.

Further reading:

Read New Power’s interview with Kiwi Power’s Yoav Zingher

Kiwi Power financing behind-the-meter storage, seeks more sites