Energy storage company Fluence has won a second 60 MW battery project from British demand response firm UK Power Reserve.
Fluence, which was formed in January by Siemens and AES, had earlier this year secured a deal to run the first 60 MW of a 120 MW portfolio – now it has clinched the remaining half of the project, which is among the biggest of its kind in Europe.
UK Power Reserve – which was recently acquired by Singapore-headquartered Sembcorp Industries – won government approval for the 120 MW portfolio across several sites in a Capacity Market auction in 2016.
Sam Wither, head of UKPR, explained said that by splitting the 120 MW in half, “we’ve had the opportunity to fully assess the market and took a nimble approach to keep up with this rapidly evolving space”.
All 120 MW will be built using Fluence’s Advancion platform, an industrial-strength energy storage solution designed to provide the highest dependability for long-term operations.