Ørsted is to build a 20MW battery storage facility near Liverpool.
The company said permits are already in place, construction will start in May and the facility should be operational by the year end.
NEC will supply the battery, which will provide frequency response and other grid balancing services.
“Batteries have a very high frequency response capability, we believe they’ll play an important role in providing services for the support of the stability of the power grid,” said Ørsted head of solar and storage, Ryan O’ Keefe.
“The demand for these services is likely to grow in the UK as the country is expected to decommission large parts of its carbon-based generation fleet and introduce more renewables generation.”
See the announcement here.