Marketplace

  • Panasonic - heating & cooling solutions Air Quality
    Panasonic - heating & cooling solutions

    Science & Technology Key for Better Indoor Air Quality

    To keep our minds sharp and our bodies healthy, we need to breathe in approximately 18kg of air a day. This is a lot of air, especially when you consider that we eat just 1.3kg of food and drink 1.4kg of water per day. A large proportion of this air is consumed within buildings that we live, work and sleep in, in fact, a report from the European Commission indicates that Europeans now spend up to 90% of their time inside.

  • Lord Redesdale answers frequent questions about EMEX Energy & Resource Management
    Lord Redesdale answers frequent questions about EMEX

    Lord Redesdale, EMEX Conference Chair, says: "We have so much to discuss and achieve to drive forward energy efficiency and Net Zero," and has put together answers to the main questions raised about the well established EMEX exhibition and conference, which for 2021 takes place next Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 at ExCeL in London's docklands. 

  • Holding Mayor to account on floods - London Assembly Member & Councillor to speak at Floodex Water
    Holding Mayor to account on floods - London Assembly Member & Councillor to speak at Floodex

    Hina Bokhari, London Assembly Member & Merton Councillor to speak at Floodex 2021

    Newly elected London Assembly member Hina Bokhari will be joining Floodex to talk about her work holding the Mayor of London to account on flooding. In her work at City Hall, she's Deputy Chair of the Economy Committee, and sits as a member of the Environment Committee and the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee.

  • Edge Hill Sustainability Festival Trade Shows & Conferences
    Edge Hill Sustainability Festival

    Excitement builds for Edge Hill's major new Sustainability Festival

    Excitement is building ahead of Edge Hill University's major new Sustainability Festival, which takes place this week.

v ecohouse button

web mossborough spud field copy

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:37

Firm's two battery storage sites good news for renewable efficiency

VLC Energy has unveiled the UK's largest battery storage portfolio which will respond to surges in demand and boost renewables by providing grid resilience.

The 50MW portfolio, which is now grid connected, spans two English sites including a 40MW battery park in Glassenbury in Kent and a 10 MW battery park located at Cleator in Cumbria. The two sites secured contracts as part of 2016's 200MW National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction, and will deliver a quarter of the auction's capacity.

VLC energy Glassenbury site copyThe utility-scale, enhanced frequency response battery storage sites will support grid flexibility and increase reliance on low-carbon forms of electricity generation. VLC Energy is a joint venture between 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.

The two sites, which use LG Chem lithium-ion battery modules, and advanced energy management systems from NEC, will provide sub-second responses to surges in energy supply and demand. Both the Cleator and Glassenbury sites have been awarded capacity market contracts.

Roy Bedlow, Chief Executive of Low Carbon, said: "These battery parks represent perhaps the greatest increase in UK energy storage capacity to date as part of National Grid's EFR auction. We're delighted to have developed these sites with our partners at VPI Immingham, and look forward to expanding VLC Energy's storage portfolio.

"Energy storage is critical to managing the demands on the grid, ensuring consumer needs are met, and increasing our reliance on low-carbon forms of electricity generation. These sites will help us tackle climate change and help the UK realise a cleaner and more energy efficient future."

VLC energy roy bedlowRussell Hardy, Chairman, VPI Immingham and CEO EMEA, Vitol, said: "Batteries hold the key to the future of the power landscape, both in the UK and internationally. Ensuring grid resilience is a necessary step in the growth of renewable generation."

Leon Walker, Quantitative Analysis Manager, at National Grid said: "Using battery storage is a significant development for managing the national grid. It's an ultra-fast way of keeping electricity supply and demand balanced.

"Over four years we estimate that this service will save the system operator around £200m. This is good news for consumers who benefit from our cost efficiencies, and paves the way for battery technology to establish itself as an important component of our energy system."

http://vlcenergy.com
www.lowcarbon.com
www.vitol.com