Invenergy Beech Ridge Energy Storage System at Beech Ridge Wind Farm in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Via Wikimedia Commons

An Energy Storage System in West Virginia, Via Wikimedia Commons

Four batteries totalling 100MWh have been activated by Pulse Clean Energy and Habitat Energy as part of a diesel-to-battery conversion programme in the UK. 

The batteries are located at Briton Ferry and Tir John in South Wales, Willoughby in Warwickshire and Flatworth in the North East of England.  

The batteries total more than 100MWh of energy storage.

Habitat and Pulse Clean Energy have worked together to decommission the diesel sites and repurpose them as grid-scale battery storage and energy optimisation assets. 

Habitat Energy will help to optimise the batteries according to their characteristics and location, using machine learning and algorithmic dispatch tools to maximise their value. 

Trevor Wills, chief operating officer of Pulse Clean Energy said: “We are incredibly proud of the team’s work to convert these sites from diesel to batteries during this critical period of time in the evolution of the UK energy system.”   

“The energisation of these facilities is an important first step in the work Pulse Clean Energy is doing to improve grid stability and security, and to support the UK’s net zero transition.  Built on shared values, we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Habitat as our battery portfolio grows,” Wills added. 

Jon Doughty, UK managing director of Habitat Energy added: “We share Pulse Clean Energy’s commitment to building a sustainable energy future and we’re delighted they have chosen us to optimise their first four operational batteries.”  

“The UK’ energy system is rapidly evolving and battery storage is absolutely critical to the success of that evolution.  Our combination of AI-powered analytics and expert human optimisers is fundamental to achieving market-leading results in this continuously changing market.” 

Solar Power Portal reported in February 2022 that Green Frog Power had rebranded as Pulse Clean Energy and unveiled a target of 1GW+ of energy storage assets in the UK. 

The company has so far signed deals with Canadian Solar, with whom they since entered a 550MWh UK battery storage supply deal reported by SPP in January 2023

The company has also secured 72MW of BESS in Manchester and acquired 90MW BESS projects in Stafford and Aberdeen, which are due to come online in 2024.