TagEnergy turns on 2nd UK battery

May 11, 2023 11:23 AM ET
  • Asset manager RES will operate the 50MW Chapel Farm energy storage system near Luton
TagEnergy turns on 2nd UK battery

TagEnergy's 50MW Chapel Farm energy storage system near Luton, England, is now functional.

The ₤ 30m growth is a joint venture between TagEnergy and also Yorkshire- headquartered Harmony Energy.

After TagEnergy obtained a 60% risk in the project in November 2021, the project was sustained by a ₤ 12.5 m funding package from Santander UK.

Building and construction commenced adhering to economic enclose March 2022.

Currently live, Chapel Farm is using a system of Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries, together with Tesla's Autobidder AI software application for real-time trading and also control.

RES is supervising operations as asset manager.

Chapel Farm is the second TagEnergy renewable energy project to go on the internet from its expanding portfolio of close to 4GW throughout the UK, Spain, Portugal, France and also Australia.

Its initial UK facility to go online, the 20MW Hawkers Hill Energy Park near Shaftesbury in Dorset, England, began operating in September 2022, complying with TagEnergy's UK market entry in 2021.

TagEnergy president Franck Woitiez stated: "We are proud to function together with our valued partner Harmony Energy as well as take advantage of our battery storage know-how to bring this essential project to fruition rapidly as we continue to drive momentum in the direction of net-zero carbon emissions.

" Significantly, with greater than double the operational capacity of our initial real-time facility, Chapel Farm will certainly offer a substantial clean energy boost to the national grid as well as help expand renewables' share of it."

Harmony Energy's chief executive and founder Peter Kavanagh added: "The conclusion as well as energisation of the Chapel Farm scheme is another considerable milestone for us particularly as it is the very first JV project we have actually supplied with TagEnergy which has actually been a wonderful companion."

Energy Storage capacity from TagEnergy's first two real-time projects, together with its various other sites incomplete, will certainly bolster the UK grid by greater than 350MW over the following 2 years alone.



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