The construction-ready project, which will be developed by Enel’s Global Thermal Generation division, uses a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 25 MW (12.5 MWh) and is expected to be completed in early 2018. Enel’s overall investment in the project, including construction, is expected to total approximately 20 million euros.

RES will engineer, procure and construct a RESolve® Energy Storage System using its UK based engineering and construction teams, and operate the project from its 24-hour control centre in Glasgow.

Tynemouth is supported by a four-year Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract with National Grid awarded to the project in last year’s EFR tender to provide grid balancing services. After four years, the project will participate to ancillary services and capacity market tenders.

Lithium-ion Battery