The Electricity Supply Board (EBS), Ireland’s state utility, confirmed its entry in the UK storage market by the acquisition of a 7 MWh battery storage site from British renewables developer Anesco. With this project the companies created the first Irish grid connected energy storage project in the UK.
Anesco therefore delivered six energy storage containers to Mill Farm, which is located near Grantham, Lincolnshire. The systems went live in April and will support the stability of the national grid. Anesco’s specialist O&M service, AnescoMeter, will monitor the Irish storage containers.
“ESB has been a leading independent generator in the UK for more than 25 years and the commercial operation at Mill Farm marks another important milestone for the company. The site will enable us to develop the technical, commercial and regulatory expertise in battery storage and flexible technologies. This will help to make electricity systems more stable and reliable, while allowing for enhanced performance and flexibility of our existing and future plant,” explains Jim Dollard, executive director of ESB Generation & Wholesale Markets.
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