British technology design and manufacturing company Plessey has installed a new 2MW behind-the-meter (BTM) battery storage solution at its flagship manufacturing and R&D site in Plymouth, Devon. One of the UK’s leading providers of smart energy management services, KiWi Power, completed the project.
The 2MW Tesla battery is controlled by KiWi Power’s proprietary hardware and software platform called KiWi fruit. This battery is one of many similarily planned BTM projects for high energy users, particularly in the commercial and industrial sectors. Plessey will benefit from reduced energy costs, which will be achieved by a frequency response balancing contract with National Grid. This solution will provide the optimal peak-shaving of power supply in response to fluctuations in demand.
Yoav Zingher, CEO of KiWi Power said: “This installation is further proof of KiWi’s ability to develop, build and operate fully-funded BTM batteries. The Plessey BTM battery follows the success of our other battery projects and is highly complementary to the revenue earning services we already provide to large energy users through demand side response.” Mike Snaith, Operations Director of Plessey Semiconductors, added: “We are pleased to be jointly-announcing one of the first BTM installations of this type in the UK. It is good to know our considerable power consumption can be utilised to help stabilise the National Grid supply by delivering a reliable and sustainable power source. Batteries are an increasingly necessary part of the decarbonisation of the UK’s electricity supply.”
Source: KiWi Power
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