The Glassenbury – Battery Energy Storage System is a 40,000kW energy storage project located in Glassenbury, Kent, England, UK.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2018.


The Glassenbury – Battery Energy Storage System is owned by VLC Energy (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation, renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

LG Chem and VLC Energy have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

NEC ES will provide turnkey EPC and O&M services which includes its GSS grid storage solution, installation and commissioning, and ten years of operations and maintenance services for the project. The facilities will be operated by NEC ES under the new EFR guidelines, will provide seasonal Triad avoidance services and will also participate in other markets. VLC Energy, a new joint venture company created by Low Carbon , a renewable energy investment company, and VPI Immingham , owner of one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Europe and part of the Vitol Group.


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