The first of the two projects is located at the Port of Tilbury, co‐located with London's Port of Tilbury industrial port facility. The second project is located on Lower Road in Brentwood, Essex.
The Port of Tilbury is the largest multipurpose deep‐water port on the River Thames and at 9MW, the NEC, GSS® Grid Storage Solution will be the largest behind‐the‐meter battery storage system in the United Kingdom. The energy storage system will use a metering scheme, installed by Nippon Koei, to enable the battery system to reduce the Port’s peak demand while integrating with existing renewable generation on site.
The 10MW Lower Road project will be a grid tied NEC GSS® Grid Storage Solution that will provide front of the meter grid services. The projects will benefit from three diversified revenue stream contracts including services to the capacity market, participating in TRIADs and providing dynamic firm frequency response services to National Grid.
Construction will commence at Port of Tilbury in December 2018 and at Lower Road in January 2019 with commercial operations scheduled to start in mid‐2019.
“These project awards and the continued success of the Gore Street Energy Storage Fund demonstrate investors’ confidence in the value of energy storage as an attractive, long‐term investment in a rapidly growing global market,” said Steve Fludder, CEO of NEC Energy Solutions.
"It is honorable for us to be part of these very exciting projects together with NEC Energy Solutions. In the future, we would expect more opportunities in this market not only in the UK but also in Japan. This experience will boost our business in the near future," said Hiroyuki Akiyoshi, Director of Nippon Koei.