E.on wins National Grid contract to supply 10MW of storage

A German utility company with a presence in the UK, E.on, has announced that it will be supplying one of Britain’s first grid-scale battery systems after winning a contract from the National Grid. The deal will see E.on install a 10 MW lithium-ion battery at their own Blackburn Meadows Biomass CHP plant, just north of Sheffield. The system should be operational by the end of 2018.

The battery is one of eight tender winning projects that came out of the National Grid’s 200MW Enhanced Frequency Response call earlier this year. The aim is to provide near instant responsiveness to fluctuations in the UK’s renewable energy supply.

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