Renewable energy investor Ecoenergy has chosen Chinese battery storage provider Trina Storage to deliver a 50MW/102MWh energy storage system in Yorkshire, Northern England.
Using its latest battery storage product, Elementa, Trina Storage will deploy the Swangate project in consortium with electrical and civil engineering outfit G2 Energy.
Trina Storage and G2 Energy have already commissioned several utility scale battery energy stroage systems (BESS) in the UK.
The partners will support Econergy’s firm pipeline of nearly 2.6 GWh storage projects in the UK.
Developers say the system will provide a range of system security and reliability services to the UK national grid. Commercial operation is expected in early 2024.
Terry Chen, head of Overseas Storage at Trina Storage said: “We have invested heavily to develop our in-house utility scale LFP battery storage system.
“The Swangate battery project is the first deal featuring our vertically integrated product Elementa in the UK.
“As part of this project, Trina Storage will deliver a fully integrated BESS solution with world-class safety standards and capabilities built into every aspect of system design and delivery.
“We are very pleased to be working with Econergy and G2 Energy to deliver this project successfully and many more in future.
“The UK has set exemplary standards integrating massive batteries into the national grid.
“These grid assets are enhancing system flexibility, improving stability and ultimately paving way for more robust and reliable energy infrastructure in the UK.
“We’re delighted to be contributing to this growth story and moving towards a cleaner, sustainable and energy secure world.”
Eyal Podhorzer, Econergy’s CEO said: “We are delighted to have secured the EPC agreement with Trina and G2 for our Swangate storage project in the UK. T
“his is the first storage project in Econergy’s pipeline which has reached this stage, marking a significant milestone for the company.
“Trina Storage is a global leader in the renewable energy industry, with over 500 MW of connected storage projects and over 1GWh under construction globally.
“We’re pleased to be strengthening our partnership with them, as well as G2, to support the development of Econergy’s renewable pipeline.”
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