30 Mar '18, 8am

Barn Energy & Eelpower deploy battery units at hydro schemes in Yorkshire

Barn Energy & Eelpower deploy battery units at hydro schemes in Yorkshire

The two new battery units have been installed at Thrybergh, on the Rover Don near Rotherham and at Knottingley, on the River Aire near Wakefield. It is the first time that battery storage units have been deployed in the UK in combination with low-head river hydro schemes. Barn Energy worked with its sister company, Eelpower Limited, to deliver the two schemes. The two companies are planning to install another battery storage unit at Barn Energy’s Kirkthorpe hydro scheme (500kW capacity) on the River Calder, 10 miles west of Knottingley, later this year. The lithium-ion battery units have been manufactured by Chinese company BYD and installed by Anesco. Each battery has a capacity of over 1200 kWh. They are both currently currently delivering on a two-year contract to deliver Firm Frequency Response (FFR) for the National Grid. The batteries will also seek to export over TR...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/small_hydro/barn-...

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