Canadian Solar enters UK utility-scale ESS market

Canadian Solar enters UK utility-scale ESS market

Canadian Solar enters UK utility-scale ESS market 510 436 Energy Storage Journal

May 13, 2022: Canadian Solar said on May 9 it had entered the UK’s utility scale energy storage market after signing agreements for four battery storage projects.

The agreements with Pulse Clean Energy, include converting four diesel generation sites into grid-scale battery storage facilities, together with engineering, procurement and construction services for the more than 100MWh of projects.

Pulse, which launched earlier this year, said the sites are in South Wales, Warwickshire and north-east England.

The companies did not disclose financial details or specify the battery technology involved, but said the deal marked the start of a long-term partnership between the companies.

In addition to providing the battery storage systems and construction services, Canadian Solar will maintain and operate the projects under a 10-year long-term service agreement.

As of January 31, 2022, Canadian Solar’s energy storage portfolio included 300MWh of projects under a long-term service agreement, 2,043MWh of projects under construction and a remaining pipeline of over 4GWh. Canadian Solar’s Energy Storage Team says it continues to expand its regional footprint, executing storage projects and deploying resources in Canada, the US, UK Australia, and China.