The Staunch Battery Energy Storage System is a 20,000kW energy storage project located in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England, UK.

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


The Staunch Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Aura Power Storage Solutions . The project is owned by Hazel Capital (100%).

The key application of the project is frequency regulation.

Contractors involved

Aura Power Storage Solutions, Hazel Capital and LG Chem have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The project provides balancing services to the UK National Grid through a Firm Frequency Response (FFR) and Capacity Market (CM) contract.


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