June 9, 2022: Shell Energy Europe is to provide dispatch trading and optimization services for Pacific Green’s 100MW battery energy storage project in the UK, the company said on June 8.
The agreement follows Pacific’s announcement on May 25 that Shanghai Electric Gotion New Energy Technology would supply the 99.98MW lithium iron phosphate BESS for the Richborough Energy Park project in Kent.
In a related move, Instalcom was appointed as the principal contractor for the project on May 31.
The various agreements pave the way for construction of the facility to start in early July.
Pacific has said the Richborough Park facility will mark a milestone in its development of a 1.1GW BESS pipeline in the UK.
CEO Scott Poulter said the Richborough Energy Park will be operational by mid-2023. “With this BESS development set to become one of the UK’s largest batteries, finding an experienced and reputable optimizer is essential to the success of this project, and we are confident we have found that in Shell.
“We have worked closely with Shanghai Electric Gotion to develop a battery system specifically optimized for the UK market.”