The National Grid has announced the winners of its “Enhanced Frequency Response” (EFR) tender – resulting in £200 million in reduced costs. More than 35 electricity-storage providers – including major players – put in bids for the tender with only eight contracts awarded to the winning bidders, who are: – EDF Energy (West Burton Power); Vattenfall; Low Carbon Storage Investment Co Ltd, which won 2 contracts; E.ON UK CHP; EPNED; Battery Energy Storage Services 4 Ltd; South East Grid Storage One Ltd.
Scottish Energy News 30th Aug 2016 read more »
Grid-scale energy storage will move closer to commercial reality on Friday when the U.K.’s grid operator offers contracts to companies to help balance the network, a key measure needed to help balance increasing supply from renewables. National Grid Plc will announce the winners of a bidding round for as much as 200 MW of storage capacity, which is about the size of a small power plant. It’s likely to be the storage industry’s biggest award this year in a global market expected to install $5.1 billion of equipment in 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Storage plays a key role in the greening of utilities’ networks by allowing grid managers to handle higher volumes of intermittent power from the wind and sun.
Renewable Energy World 25th Aug 2016 read more »