Europe’s largest battery project coming to Chester
A new 100MW energy storage battery site is set to be built in Chester. It will be the largest transmission-connected battery storage project in Europe.
The battery, which will be operated by Zenobe and EDF, will be located at Capenhurst, near Chester.
Stuart Fenner, Head of Energy Trading Services at EDF said: “We are very pleased that the team at Zenobe have chosen EDF as their trading and optimisation partner on this pioneering battery project and we are committed to expanding our partnership with Zenobe in the future.
“As a leading battery optimisation services provider, with a wealth of experience in this space, we have been able to offer a long-term deal which will provide Zenobe with optimal revenues and the reassurance of a floor price. This partnership will provide essential flexibility to the energy system and reinforces EDF’s commitment to helping Britain achieve net zero.”
James Basden, Co-Founder and Director at Zenobe added: “This is an incredibly exciting project, not just for Zenobe but for the UK. It has been commissioned as a direct response to the National Grid’s pathfinder programme and is a great example of the pioneering solutions businesses like ours can bring to the table when industry innovation is encouraged by up-to-date legislation.
“The EDF team delivers leading trading and optimisation services and bring a wealth of energy industry experience, providing valuable expertise on the market and industry regulation. Battery projects like this one will be essential in balancing the grid and enabling Britain to reach its climate goals.”