VLC fires up English storage
Two battery plants completed in UK with combined 50MW capacity
VLC Energy has completed two battery storage plants in the UK with a combined generation capacity of 50MW.
The plants form the UK's largest portfolio of utility-scale, enhanced frequency response battery storage sites, the company said.
They include a 40MW battery park in Glassenbury, Kent and a 10MW facility in Cleator, Cumbria.
VLC Energy is a joint venture between investment group Low Carbon and VPI Immingham, a unit of Dutch energy trader Vitol Group.
The two UK sites secured contracts as part of 2016’s 200MW National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response auction, and will deliver a quarter of the auction’s capacity, VLC Energy said.
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