Flexitricity will trade flex from Anesco’s 19.5MW Larport Farm battery after the two firms struck a deal.
The aggregator and supplier will bid its power into wholesale markets, the Balancing Mechanism and attempt to secure FFR contracts.
“With the competition in reserve and response services increasing rapidly, trading in the Balancing Mechanism is key in helping customers optimise the revenue from their energy assets,” said Flexitricity head of business development, Andy Lowe.
Flexitricity claimes it now has more than 450MW of flexible assets under management.
In 2017 it developed the UK’s first subsidy-free solar scheme (Clayhill Farm) by combining it with batteries at a site with a good existing export connection.
Rather than develop and sell the entire portfolio, the company is aiming to keep more of its battery projects to fund further growth, “because the returns we are seeing are good,” according to executive chairman, Steve Shine.
Last week Anesco announced plans to target the household solar and battery storage market via a new unit, Anesco at Home.