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August 31, 2021

Tynemouth Battery Energy Storage System, UK

By Carmen

The Tynemouth Battery Energy Storage System is a 25,000kW energy storage project located in Newcastle, 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.

Description

The Tynemouth Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Element Power. The project is owned by Enel (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation and voltage control.

Contractors involved

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Element Power and Enel have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

Tynemouth project was developed by Element Power and is now owned by Enel S.p.A. Tynemouth is supported by a four-year Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract with National Grid awarded to the project in 2016 EFR tender to provide grid balancing services. After four years, the project will participate to ancillary services and capacity market tenders.

About Element Power

Element Power Ltd (Element Power) is a renewable energy company that develops, acquires, builds, finances and operates onshore wind, solar, flexible grid and interconnection projects. The company offers services such as operation and maintenance, project and grid development, structuring and financing, construction management, operational management, asset management, operation and maintenance, site assessment and design, quality assurance and inspection, technical evaluation, and others. Its projects include Maali Interconnector, Greenlink Interconnector, El Tesoro, Viento Sur, Sucha Kamienica and Windy Rig Wind Farm, among others. The company has operations in the UK, Ireland, Finland and Poland. Element Power is headquartered in London, the UK.

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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