The 29MW battery storage project connected to the grid by g2 on behalf of BESS. Image: g2 Energy.

Independent connections provider g2 Energy has completed the grid connection works on a new 29MW battery storage facility in Kent, taking its UK battery storage works past the 100MW mark.

Its latest connection works, on behalf of battery storage developer BESS, started in October 2017 and finished four months later, ensuring that the facility could be operated during two TRIAD periods of the 2017/18 winter.

The location was a former landfill site, which presented a number of limitations on the land’s use due to a number of underground utilities and concerns over its stability. More than 100 driven concrete piles were required to serve as foundations as a result.

Further issues arose when the storage containers had to be installed directly below a 132kV overhead power line maintained by UK Power networks. G2 had to design and develop a “side lift and skid” system to move the containers into place without the need for cranes.

Having broached the 100MW of battery storage connections mark, g2 Energy is now working on a further three facilities with a combined capacity of 80MW.