Battery storage dominates UK’s National Grid EFR tender results

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National Grid received bids from 37 providers which were whittled down to just eight tender winners. Credit: National Grid

Battery storage has dominated the outcome of the National Grid’s 200MW Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender, with the technology to be used for balancing services at grid scale for the first time in the UK.

National Grid received bids from 37 providers which were whittled down to just eight tender winners. The majority of the bids were for battery assets and of the 64 unique sites taking part, 61 are for this technology, while just two are for demand reduction and one from thermal generation.

The winning tenders have been awarded to:

  • EDF Energy Renewables (40MW)
  • Vattenfall (22MW)
  • Low Carbon – two projects (10MW & 40MW)
  • E.ON UK (10MW)
  • Element Power (25MW)
  • RES (35MW)
  • Belectric (10MW)

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