KORE Power battery tech chosen for UK BESS project

KORE Power battery tech chosen for UK BESS project

KORE Power battery tech chosen for UK BESS project 991 555 Energy Storage Journal

June 23, 2022: KORE Power said on June 8 it had been selected to supply its battery technology for a 10MW/20MWh lithium ion BESS being developed in the UK by ABB.

The US-based battery cell tech company will provide its Mark 1 storage modules equipped with high energy density NMC pouch technology for the facility, which will be installed at renewable energy company Ecotricity’s existing 6.9MW wind farm in Gloucestershire in 2023.

The BESS will use Ecotricity’s proprietary ‘Smart Grid’ platform to dispatch stored electricity according to system needs, KORE said.

Mark Meyrick, head of smart grids at Ecotricity, said: “We’ve been working towards our first grid scale battery as we’ve been developing our Smart Grid platform and we’re looking forward to taking this next step with ABB.

“This project is a first for us and will enable us to manage demand for renewable energy, as well as develop a greater understanding of the deployment of storage for flexibility requirements.”

On March 23, KORE said it had acquired energy storage company Northern Reliability for an undisclosed sum — and had launched a new division called KORE Solutions.