Using batteries for reserve could save £195 million a year, according to the results of an Arenko led National Grid ESO trial. Over the summer of 2020, the operator used 110MW – and an additional 49MW in the final week – of optimised storage to meet the demand for Reserve during three trial periods. This included 41MW of storage from the Arenko optimised Bloxwich battery site. Participants received an average of £16.78 per MW per hour in Reserve, which represented a 40% saving when compared with traditional Reserve capacity, predominantly CCGTs. The success of the trial has led National Grid ESO to confirm its ambition to procure Reserve from batteries going forwards.
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Augwind CEO Or Yogev recently spoke to pv magazine about the Israeli company’s new storage solution for the renewables sector. The underground compressed-air storage specialist recently secured 166 MWh of capacity in Israel’s latest solar+storage tender, and plans to take equity stakes in all five projects.
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