By Jason Deign
AES Energy Storage Solutions has stepped up its European presence with the completion of two 10MW battery plants so far this year.
Last week the company announced the start of commercial operations for a storage array in the Netherlands, six days after confirming completion of the UK’s largest-ever battery plant, in Northern Ireland.
The AES Netherlands Advancion Energy Storage Array was completed in December, “enhancing European grid reliability with fast response ancillary services,” said the company in a press release.
It uses Panasonic lithium-ion batteries to serve TenneT, the Netherlands national electricity transmission system operator (TSO), with up to 60 minutes of primary operating reserve, a company spokesperson said.
AES UK & Ireland’s Kilroot Advancion Energy Storage Array, at Kilroot Power Station in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, is broadly similar, also boasting an Advancion 4 management system and 10MW, but with 5MWh of capacity instead of 10MWh.
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