30 Aug '16, 12pm

via @greentechmedia

U.K. grid operator National Grid has just put its money behind one of the world’s single largest procurements of energy storage. Late last week, the owner and operator of the transmission grid in England and Wales announced 201 megawatts of winning bids of its first-ever tender for “enhanced frequency response.” Out of a list of some 64 pre-qualified bidders, National Grid picked eight vendors with a combined 201 megawatts of projects, ranging in size between 10 and 49 megawatts apiece, with a total value of £66 million ($86.4 million). The biggest winner was EDF Energy Renewables, which won a £12 million ($15.7 million) tender for a 49-megawatt project at its West Burton natural-gas-fired power plant -- just under National Grid’s 50-megawatt cap for the program. Vattenfall won a £5.75 million ($7.5 million) tender for a 22-megawatt project at the Welsh Pen y Cymoedd wind ...

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