Flow storage company RedT has earned a place on Essentia’s battery storage framework. It means the firm has the green light to supply its systems to the NHS and potentially other public sector organisations, such as local authorities and education providers.
The other companies on the framework are: Bouygues UK, Centrica, EDF Energy, Powerstar and Veolia ES Resource Efficiency.
Essentia is a subsidiary of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. It announced the framework, alongside an LED framework earlier this year. It said the storage framework aims to enable organisations to reduce Triad charges, DUoS charges, Capacity Market Charges and utilise grid incentives such as Firm Frequency Response.
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RedT chief executive, Scott McGregor, said being chosen as one of a number of framework suppliers was “an important validation of our technology and business models to unlock cheaper energy costs”. He added that RedT “looks forward to working closely with the NHS and other public sector companies to reduce their energy costs and accelerate their clean energy targets”.
RedT specialised in Vanadium-based flow storage. As opposed to shorter burst power storage from batteries, its units can output for longer periods. The company thinks that longer duration energy storage will ultimately prove more valuable than short duration battery storage, particularly in the face of revenue compression in frequency services.