GE/Arenko’s 41 MW battery, and that’s just the start15 May 2018
Arenko (energy storage facility owner/operator) has invested in a 41 MW battery energy storage system to be sited at a key strategic UK location in the Midlands. It is expected to enter operation in 2018.
The technology is being supplied by GE, which is providing a fully integrated battery storage system. Once operational the facility will integrate GE and Arenko’s advanced control technologies and will be commercially operated using Arenko’s software.
This first project with Arenko will be GE’s 19th grid scale battery project, and its largest to date, and one of the largest such projects in the UK and globally.
GE and Arenko have formed a strategic alliance to build grid scale energy storage systems in the UK. The companies say they will seek “to leverage the advantages of combining GE’s battery technology solution, power electronics and advanced controls with Arenko’s leadership in operating batteries in the UK market and proprietary energy trading software platform.”