UK Power Reserve has awarded its second phase of 120 MW in energy storage portfolio contracts to Fluence, a joint venture of Siemens and AES.
The expanded deal represents one of Europe’s largest battery-based energy storage projects, according to UK Power Reserve. The battery build-out is happening alongside the company’s construction of 120 MW in flexible gas assets, which will be online by the end of winter 2019.
The site for the projects has not been disclosed.
Both the new 60 MW in battery storage and the previous 60-MW deal currently under construction include Fluence's Advancion technology. Overall, Fluence has a global fleet of more than 675 MW deployed or contracted in 16 countries, according to the release.
“By splitting our portfolio into two 60-MW sets of projects, we’ve had the opportunity to fully assess the market and took a nimble approach to keep up with this rapidly evolving space,” Sam Wither, head of UKPR, said in a statement. “Fluence and its Advancion technology again proved their worth throughout this highly competitive process.”
Sembcorp Industries, a Singapore-headquartered utilities, marine and urban development group with a global presence, recently acquired UK Power Reserve and plans to expand its integrated energy operation in the UK.
Overall, UK Power Reserve holds 893 MW in small-scale gas power plants, according to the company’s website. It plans to complete 50 power plants averaging 20 MW in the next few years.
Flexible Generation and Gas-Fired Plants are both featured tracks in the upcoming POWER-GEN Conference scheduled December 4-6 in Orlando. Power Engineering and POWER-GEN are both owned by Clarion Events.
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