Anesco plans to install 185MW of energy storage capacity in the UK through 2018 in partnership with operator Limejump.

The new projects will create the country’s largest portfolio of energy storage plants, the partners said. They aim to enter the 185MW into the capacity market in August.

Anesco, based in Reading, has connected 20 utility-scale battery units across the Britain with a combined 18.9MW. It has also developed 101 solar parks with a total capacity of 480MW.

Limejump, a so-called data-driven utility, operates the existing facilities commercially and will also operate the new ones.

“Anesco’s speed and expertise in developing energy storage projects is paving the way for this technology to become an integral part of the UK’s future energy mix,” Limejump chief executive Erik Nygard said.

“The key to bringing more storage online will be to optimise the revenue that can be earned by generators and developers, from securing a good price for power exported onto the grid, to participation in the full range of revenue-generating schemes such as the capacity market.

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