September 30, 2021: Conrad Energy, a UK power producer, and GE Renewable Energy have signed a framework agreement for the design, manufacture and supply of GE’s 104MWh battery energy storage system in the UK.
This agreement between Conrad Energy and GE is the next step for Conrad Energy in the build-out of its growing 500MW battery pipeline, according to Steven Hardman managing director for Conrad Energy.
“Battery storage systems are starting to play an increasingly important role in enabling the proliferation of green energy across the UK. Their ability to not only store energy but provide grid stability products such as frequency support contribute to ongoing energy security as the UK creates a future fit power infrastructure,” says Hardman.
GE Renewable Energy was selected by Conrad Energy following a tender process and contract negotiation. The equipment will be deployed on several portfolio sites from Blackpool to Basingstoke.
The sites will be fitted with reservoir storage units of various sizes, from 7MWh to 30MWh each.
“Reservoir storage solutions are a flexible, fully modular and compact new generation product by GE, suitable for AC or DC coupled architectures, which combines GE’s advanced technologies and expertise in plant controls, power electronics, battery management systems and electrical balance of the plant,” says GE Renewable Energy.
Deliveries start in mid-2022. All projects should be operational by the end of 2022.