Eku Launches UK Battery Duo: 130MWh to Decarbonise

Jul 21, 2023 12:10 PM ET
  • Eku Energy is set to construct two 130 MWh battery storage systems in Basildon, Essex and Loudwater, Buckinghamshire. Completion is expected by the end of 2024 with 1.2GWh of battery storage currently in delivery across six sites. NHOA Group is partnering with Eku for this project.
Eku Launches UK Battery Duo: 130MWh to Decarbonise

Energy storage developer Eku Energy is set to begin construction on two new battery storage projects in the UK, located in Basildon, Essex, and Loudwater, Buckinghamshire. The two sites have an installed capacity of 130 megawatt hour (MWh). Once construction is completed in the fourth quarter of 2023, the projects are expected to be commercially operational by the end of 2024. The company is partnering with NHOA Group to supply two stand-alone battery energy storage systems, and a long-term service agreement is included in the deal. Eku Energy was launched in November 2022 and currently has 1.2GWh of battery storage in delivery across six locations.

Will Eku Energy Begin Construction of Two Battery Storage Projects?

  • The two battery storage projects in Basildon and Loudwater are part of Eku Energy’s ambition to have 10GWh of commissioned energy storage capacity by the end of 2025.
  • The battery energy storage systems supplied by NHOA Group are expected to provide long-term flexibility, enabling the grid to balance the supply and demand of energy.
  • The projects are expected to create a total of 175 jobs in the construction phase, and will include a mix of temporary and permanent roles.
  • The projects will help to reduce emissions as part of the UK’s commitment to become net-zero by 2050.
  • Eku Energy is also investing in the development of a new energy trading platform, which will provide energy users with a more cost-effective way to buy, sell and store energy.
  • The projects are expected to help increase the UK’s energy security, providing a reliable source of energy in the event of unexpected outages.


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