UK Power Reserve has placed an order with Fluence for supply of additional 60MW battery energy storage system.
This is the second order that UK Power Reserve has placed with Fluence, a Siemens and AES company. UK Power Reserve secured the portfolio of storage projects back in 2016 in the Capacity Market auction.
With this current order, the partnership between the two companies has now reached a portfolio of 120MW.
UK Power Reserve’s energy storage projects will use Fluence’s technology to provide flexibility for the UK’s grid as it will modernize to accommodate increasing levels of renewable generation.
The battery storage system is required to begin operations by winter 2020 and the whole portfolio will be delivered by the end by next summer, ahead of schedule, the energy storage company stated.
UK Power Reserve head Sam Wither said: “By splitting our portfolio into two 60MW sets of projects, we’ve had the opportunity to fully assess the market and took a nimble approach to keep up with this rapidly evolving space.
“Fluence and its Advancion technology again proved their worth throughout this highly competitive process.”
The additional 60MW battery storage projects, similar to the 60MW currently under construction, will be built using Fluence’s Advancion platform.
The Advancion platform is claimed to be an industrial-strength energy storage solution designed to offer high dependability for long-term operations.
Fluence claims that till now it has delivered more than 675MW turnkey storage solutions across 16 countries.
Fluence CEO Stephen Coughlin said: “UK Power Reserve is a leading force in modernising the UK’s electric infrastructure and we are delighted to expand our partnership. Fluence’s battery-based energy storage technology is designed to enable cleaner, more reliable and more resilient electric service in the UK’s rapidly changing market.
“By combining our ability to deliver robust solutions at this scale with UK Power Reserve’s deep market expertise, these projects will be ready to provide ongoing value for the UK grid and its consumers in less than a year.”