19MW storage capacity to participate in three UK flexible markets


Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has awarded NEC Energy Solutions with contracts to develop two energy storage systems in the UK.

The 9MW and 10MW storage systems will be located at the Port of Tilbury and Lower Road project, respectively.

NEC Energy Solutions will provide its GSS Grid Storage platform.

The technology will be integrated with Nippon Koei’s metering system.

This will enable the 9MW storage system to reduce the Port’s peak demand while integrating with existing renewable generation on site.

The 10MW Lower Road project will be grid tied to provide front-of-the-meter grid services.

The projects will generate revenue by participating in the capacity market, in TRIADs and by providing dynamic firm frequency response services to National Grid.

Construction will commence at the 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.