UK-based Varco Energy, an owner of energy storage, has selected GE Vernova to supply battery along with related equipment for a 57 MW (138 megawatt-hour) transmission-connected battery near Liverpool, United Kingdom. The Native River project will begin construction this quarter and will be linked to the grid early next year. GE Vernova will be responsible for providing the complete battery energy storage system (BESS) for the project.
The project will entail modular units of GE Vernovas FLEXInverter, FLEXReservoir and FlexIQ solutions. These will be augmented to keep pace with project capacity as well as offer balancing and capacity services to the national grid. The firm will also look into the operation and maintenance services.
BESS are critical infrastructure to help balance the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation and break the UKs reliance on fossil fuels, stated James Mills, Director of Varco Energy. He added, We are therefore delighted to be partnering with GE on one of our first projects, the 57 MW Native River Project. At Varco we are committed to investing in assets that will accelerate renewable integration, sustain a resilient grid and drive consumer value in the UK. This project will be the first of many as Varco seeks to deliver on its ambitions.
Canadian Solar has said that CSI Energy Storage has entered into an agreement to deliver 49.5MW/99MWh of turnkey battery energy storage solutions to European solar and storage player Cero Generation and Enso Energy in the United Kingdom.
BESS projects are gaining momentum in UK. Earlier, Canadian Solar said that CSI Energy Storage has entered into an agreement to deliver 49.5MW/99MWh of turnkey battery energy storage solutions to European solar and storage player Cero Generation and Enso Energy.