By Graham Stevenson, Imperial College London
Hazel Capital has successfully commissioned a 15MW battery storage project in Bristol, UK. Hazel Capital partnered with its affiliate, Noriker Power, to deliver the project. Aura Power developed the project and contracted by Metka-EGN.
As well as this installation, Hazel Capital is also targeting 100MW of exported storage capacity by the end of 2017.
“This is another important milestone for Hazel Capital in its overall goals for 2017. This is an exciting first and demonstrates our ability to source and fund such a project while benefiting from Noriker Power’s critical capabilities in project design and control systems.”
Simon Coulson, Director at Aura Power:
“We are delighted that the Lockleaze project has been delivered to market in such a short period of time. This project is of particular importance to us, being located close to our head office in Bristol, and it received strong support from the local community. We look forward to delivering many more storage projects through our UK pipeline.”
This project is unlikely to remain the largest standalone battery for long however. Centrica, also based in the UK, confirmed that construction on its 49MW Roosecote project is currently ongoing.