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August 31, 2021

Centrica-Roosecote Battery Energy Storage System, UK

By Carmen

The Centrica-Roosecote Battery Energy Storage System is a 49,000kW energy storage project located in Cumbria, England, UK.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2016 and was commissioned in 2018.

Description

The Centrica-Roosecote Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Younicos. The project is owned by Centrica (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation and grid support services.

Contractors involved

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Centrica and Younicos have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The battery plant will be built at the site of the former Roosecote coal and gas-fired power stations in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The sophisticated, lithium-ion based system will be capable of responding to fluctuations in energy demand in less than a second.

About Younicos

Younicos Gmbh (Younicos), a subsidiary of Aggreko Plc, is a provider of smart energy and grid solutions based on battery storage technology. The company offers Y-Cube plug and play energy storage solution, Y-Station building solution, and Y-Q software platform. It also provides battery packs used in various applications such as frequency regulation, voltage control, short circuit, renewable energy integration, peak shaving and others. Younicos’ products are also used for renewable integration, ramp control, frequency response, voltage support, frequency regulation and load shifting. The company offers its solutions for utilities, independent power producer, commercial and industrial, and microgrids. It has operations in Germany and the US. Younicos is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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