Gresham House has announced that its 50MW, 75MWh battery storage array in Thurcroft, South Yorkshire, is now live. The array will help the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) to balance the grid as more renewables come online and as demand patterns change. It went live in the ESO’s Balancing Mechanism Reserve from Storage Trial earlier this week and, after success here, went live in the Balancing Mechanism today (3 November). The project will also trade in wholesale energy markets and tender for frequency response service. Flexitricity is optimising the battery on behalf of Gresham House. It will remotely control instructions around charging and discharging, ensuring the array is financially viable and that it contributes to decarbonisation.
Edie 3rd Nov 2020 read more »