Anesco and Limejump have announced plans to bring 185MW of energy storage online by the end of 2018, which, they claim, will create the largest portfolio of energy storage in the UK.

It is expected that the systems will play a “significant role” in balancing the grid through the capacity market, frequency response and wider market participation. Together with Limejump, who will commercially operate the portfolio, the 185MW of storage is set to enter into the capacity market in August.

Executive Chairman of Anesco, Steve Shine, said the move was further evidence of “the significant growth of the sector”. Shine added: “As well as aiding grid stability, energy storage can help maximise the use of renewable power being generated, while breeding a more resilient local grid. It’s an exciting time for the sector and we predict momentum will continue to grow, as more and more generators look to benefit from the technology.”

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