According to foreign media reports, American battery manufacturer KORE Power said that it has signed a supply agreement to provide battery products for a 10MW/20MWh battery energy storage project being developed and deployed by ABB and British clean energy supplier Ecotricity.
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The battery energy storage system (BESS) will be installed in 2023 at a 6.9MW wind farm operated by Ecotricity in Gloucestershire, UK. KORE Power will provide the battery energy storage system deployed by ABB with its own capacity. Lithium-ion battery products with high energy density. Its batteries are fully certified to UN 38.3, UL 1973 and IEC 62619 and are UL 9540A compliant.
KORE Power says the project is a key step for the company in the fast-growing UK energy storage market. KORE Power, headquartered in the US, is currently building a battery gigafactory with an annual capacity of 12GWh in Arizona, which will allow the company to increase its current capacity from 2GWh to 6GWh.
The company also recently launched a full-service energy storage integrator, KORE Solutions, through the acquisition of energy storage project developer Northern Reliability.
ABB's eStorage MAX battery storage system in Gloucestershire, UK, will be integrated with Ecotricity's smart grid platform, using the company's proprietary optimization model to dispatch the battery storage system to power system demand.
KORE Power said the project was designed to provide a substantial addition to the two companies’ renewable energy portfolios and to highlight the potential of short-term, fast-response technologies such as battery energy storage systems to add additional stability to the grid.