JLEN Environmental Assets says that its first grid-scale battery project, the West Gourdie 50MW lithium-ion plant, has started commercial operations. The announcement notes that battery energy storage systems are playing an increasingly important role in the energy transition and the West Gourdie plant, situated in Dundee, Scotland, will provide critical balancing support to the GB electricity grid network, reducing system imbalance and volatility.
The construction of the project was undertaken by EPC Contractor Anesco Limited, with management oversight from the Foresight Group construction team and DNV-GL, the appointed Owners Engineer. The project will be operated by Flexitricity with Green Nation set to provide asset management services, while Anesco will provide operations and maintenance services.
Separately, Harmony Energy Income says that its 20 MW / 40 MWh Farnham project (located in Surrey) has been successfully energised and is expected to be fully operational by the end of June 2023. The Farnham project is that company’s third project to be energised and takes the total operational capacity within its portfolio to 129 MW / 258 MWh. The project was developed by Harmony Energy Limited and construction of the project was managed by Tesla with oversight from the Harmony Energy Project Team. Farnham will be operated through Autobidder, Tesla’s algorithmic trading platform, which has also been deployed at its Pillswood and Broadditch projects.
JLEN / HEIT : Battery projects up and running for JLEN and Harmony