Habitat Energy adds to battery management portfolio

Specialist battery optimiser Habitat Energy has been appointed to operate Arlington Energy’s 40MW Greenfield Road project, currently under construction and due to be completed in October 2019.

The battery will be trading in the day ahead, intraday and balancing mechanism markets as well as taking advantage of ancillary service contracts .

Habitat Energy will be providing optimisation services using its algorithmic trading platform ‘PowerIQ’ and will register the battery as a balancing market unit. The comapny will actively managing the degradation of the battery, aiming to extend the life of the battery cells beyond the warranty.

Habitat Energy says that the Greenfield project and PivotPower’s 50MW Oxford battery project, due for completion next year,  will give it one of the biggest battery optimisation portfolios in the UK.

Arlington currently has a pipeline of 1GW of battery storage and gas peakers at various stages of development, a large percentage of which has planning permission and is soon to head into build.