Ylem Energy has completed its first 1MW battery at a landfill gas site, and will use its flexibility to participate in the balancing mechanism.
The 1.2MWh Dowell battery is charged by the existing on-site generator at the Harewood Whin site near York, enabling short notice discharged when required.
Managing director Ian Gadsby said the company is “well underway” with similar projects. Ylem’s approach, he said, “not only allows us to provide network resilience that helps balance the system, but we’re helping reduce industrial and commercial clients’ reliance on costly peak-time energy tariffs as a wider package of measures both in front of and behind their electricity meters.”
The Harewood Whin asset will also trade power on the wholesale markets and bid for frequency response contracts via an aggregator.
As well as battery projects, Ylem is also working on a pipeline of gas peakers.
Read an interview with Ylem on its strategy and business model here.