ENERGY STORAGE

Which companies will lead on GB storage deployment until 2026?

Your guide to the companies expecting to energise GB storage assets by Q4 2026

 

BEN COOK

May 15, 2024

  • GB battery fleet expected to increase to 11GW by 2026
  • But this figure lower than 15GW GB pipeline, with construction and interconnection delays meaning some projects stall
  • Energy Storage Report provides you with a guide to the companies expecting to energise GB storage assets by Q4 2026

The GB battery fleet is predicted to increase to approximately 11GW by the end of 2026, according to energy market data provider Modo Energy. As previously revealed by Energy Storage Report, much of this new capacity will be brought online in regional ‘hotspots’, such as Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and Essex.

Yet the 11GW projected figure is lower than the GB pipeline figure for the period, which totals almost 15GW. The pipeline figure relates to battery projects in Great Britain holding long-term contracts such as capacity market agreements and ‘pathfinder’ contracts. As with other new grid services, National Grid ESO uses ‘pathfinders’ to test the feasibility of a future commercial market for procuring stability. As Modo Energy has put it, “essentially, pathfinders are the building blocks of new markets, as they provide contracts to providers of new and emerging technologies and services”.

Not all energy storage projects in the pipeline get delivered on time due to delays. Delays can be caused by a number of factors. These include, in the context of the GB market, construction company insolvencies, which increased last year. Another factor is GB interconnection delays, which are among the lengthiest in Europe, with some battery storage developers having to wait up to 13 years to connect to Britain’s energy grid.

Hence why it is predicted that only around 11GW of GB’s 15GW pipeline to the end of 2026 will actually come online (see graph below, which shows GB storage projections to 2027).

So which energy storage companies will be battling to get GB projects operational between now and the end of 2026? Here Energy Storage Report brings you a guide to the companies that are looking to take the lead and energise GB projects between Q2 2024 and Q4 2026. All ‘key projects’ listed are predicted to come online in the given timeframe:


AMP ENERGY
Key projects: 400MW / 800MWh Hunterston Grid Complex in Ayrshire; 400MW / 800MWh Kincardine Grid Complex in Fife.
Key figure(s): Dave Rogers, CEO


ATLANTIC GREEN
Key projects: 9MW / 19MWh Waterswallows in Buxton
Key figure(s): Nick Bradford, managing director


BALANCE POWER
Key projects: 30MW / 60MWh Rectory in Worcestershire
Key figure(s): Phil Thompson, CEO


BOOM POWER
Key projects: 10MWh Bacup project in Lincolnshire
Key figure(s): Mark Hogan, founder


BROCKWELL STORAGE & SOLAR
Key projects: 50MW Cuxton BESS in South-east England
Key figure(s): Paul Newman, managing director


CAMBRIDGE POWER
Key projects: 100MW St Neots project in Cambridgeshire
Key figure(s): James Dix, CEO


CARLTON POWER
Key projects: 1040MW / 2080MWh Trafford Energy Park in Greater Manchester
Key figure(s): Keith Clarke, chief executive


CENTRICA
Key projects: 30MW / 60MWh Dyce project in Aberdeenshire; 3MW Winterborne Whitechurch project in Dorset
Key figure(s): Greg McKenna, managing director of Centrica Business Solutions

 

 

Marta Martinez Queimadelos (Cero Generation)


CERO GENERATION
Key projects: 49MW / 99MWh West Burton (Bumblebee Solar Farm) project
Key figure(s): Marta Martinez Queimadelos, CEO


CLEARSTONE ENERGY
Key projects: 200MW Worset Lane BESS in Hartlepool
Key figure(s): Ben Pratt, founder


CONSTANTINE ENERGY STORAGE
Key projects: 57MW/165MWh Golds Hill project in the West Midlands; 57MW/165MWh Capenhurst project in Cheshire; 57MW/165MWh Whitegate project near Oldham; 57MW/165MWh Legacy project near Wrexham; 57MW/165MWh Monk Fryston; 57MW/165MWh Kirkby project near Liverpool; 100MW/270MWh Rayleigh project near Basildon; 57MW/165MWh Mill Hill project in North London; 120MW/324MWh Iron Action project near Bristol
Key figure(s): Mike Ryan, commercial director, and Louis Burford, operations director


ECONERGY
Key projects: 102MWh Swangate project in Yorkshire; 82MWh Dalmarnock project in Scotland|
Key figure(s): Eyal Podhorzer, CEO

EDF RENEWABLES
Key projects: 57MW Braintree BESS in Essex
Key figure(s): Simone Sullivan, head of storage

 

 

Carmen Caminero (EDP Renewables)


EDP RENEWABLES
Key projects: 50MW / 100MWh Balnacraig project in Scotland
Key figure(s): Carmen Caminero, country manager of UK at EDP Renewables


EELPOWER
Key projects: 250MW / 500MWh East of England portfolio
Key figure(s): Mark Simon, CEO

 

 

Ben Lansman (Electric Land)

ELECTRIC LAND
Key projects: 100MW / 200MWh Norwich BESS
Key figure(s): Ben Lansman, managing director


EKU ENERGY
Key projects: Two projects with a combined capacity of 130MWh in Essex and Buckinghamshire
Key figure: Sandra Grauers Nilsson, CEO


ENGIE
Key projects: 50 MW Battery Storage site in Cathkin, Scotland
Key figure: Kevin Dibble, ENGIE UK country Manager


ENSO ENERGY
Key projects: 50MW / 75MWh Cowley project in South Oxfordshire
Key figure(s): Andrew King, founder


E.ON/QUINBROOK INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS
Key projects: 230MW/460MWh battery energy storage system in Uskmouth, South Wales
Key figure(s): Chris Norbury, E.ON UK chief executive, and Rory Quinlan, co-founder, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners


EP UK INVESTMENTS
Key projects: 299MW / 598MWh Eggborough battery in Yorkshire
Key figure(s): Tom Bains, CEO

 

EQUINOR/NORIKER POWER
Key projects: 35MW / 70MWh Welkin Mill, Greater Manchester
Key figure(s): Alex Grant, UK country manager, Equinor

 

 

Tom Kneen (Ethical Power)

ETHICAL POWER
Key projects: 10MW / 20MWh Frodo project in Aberdeenshire
Key figure(s): Tom Kneen, CEO


FIELD ENERGY
Key projects: 50MW / 100MWh Auchteraw project in Invernesshire
Key figure(s): Amit Gudka, CEO


FORESIGHT GROUP
Key projects: 50MW / 50MWh Sandridge project in Wiltshire
Key figure(s): Alexander Ohlsson, chairman


GORE STREET ENERGY FUND
Key projects: 200MW / 400MWh Middleton project in Heysham
Key figure(s): Alex O’Cinneide, CEO


GRESHAM HOUSE
Key projects: 50MW / 100MWh Rothienorman project in Aberdeenshire
Key figure(s): Ben Guest, managing director, new energy


INFRA BALANCE NEW ENERGY
Key projects: 75MW / 150 MWh Middleton project in Lancaster
Key figure(s): William Andrews, CEO


ION VENTURES
Key projects: 20MW / 40MWh Castle Gresley project in South Derbyshire
Key figure(s): Hassen Bali, co-founder


HARMONY ENERGY/HARMONY ENERGY INCOME TRUST
Key projects: 50MW / 75MWh Hawthorn Pit project in Durham
Key figure(s): Peter Kavanagh, CEO, Harmony Energy and Paul Mason, managing director, Harmony Energy Income Trust


IB VOGT/DIF CAPITAL PARTNERS
Key projects: 50MW BESS at Warley
Key figure(s): Anton Milner, CEO


INIFINIS
Key projects: 16MW / 16MWh Taylor Road project near Manchester
Key figure(s): Shane Pickering, CEO, Infinis


INTERGEN
Key projects: 450MW / 900MWh Gateway BESS in Essex
Key figure(s): Karel Nohejl, CEO, Intergen


MASDAR ARLINGTON ENERGY
Key projects: 35MW / 70MWh Royle Barn Road in Rochdale, Lancashire; 20MW / 40MWh Welkin Road in Stockport, Cheshire
Key figure(s): Matthew Clare, CEO


NEXTENERGY SOLAR FUND
Key projects: 250MW / 500MWh Project Lion in East of England
Key figure(s): Ross Grier, COO & head of UK investments


PACIFIC GREEN
Key projects: 249 MW / 373.5 MWh Sheaf Energy Park in Kent
Key figure(s): Scott Poulter, CEO, Pacific Green

 

 

Erik Strømsø (BW ESS)


PENSO POWER/BW ESS
Key projects: 400MW / up to 2GWh Hams Hall project in Warwickshire
Key figure(s): Richard Thwaites, CEO, Penso Power and Erik Strømsø, CEO, BW ESS

 

PIVOT POWER
Key projects: 50MW / 100MWh Indian Queens project in Cornwall
Key figure(s): Matt Allen, CEO of Pivot Power


PULSE CLEAN ENERGY
Key projects: 42MW / 84MWh Hyde project near Manchester
Key figure(s): Trevor Wills, CEO, Pulse Clean Energy


QUINBROOK INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS
Key projects: 150MW Cleve Hill battery storage project in Kent
Key figure(s): Rory Quinlan, co-founder


RENEWABLE CONNECTIONS
Key projects: 42MW Balbougie BESS in Fife, Scotland
Key figure(s): Andrew Newman, co-founder


SCOTTISH RENEWABLES
Key projects: 50MW Harestanes BESS in Scotland
Key figure(s): Charlie Jordan, CEO, Scottish Power Renewables


SMS
Key projects: 50MW Berkeley project in Gloucestershire
Key figure(s): Tim Mortlock, CEO, SMS


SSE
Key projects: 320 MW / 640MWh battery storage project at Monk Fryston, North Yorkshire
Key figure(s): Richard Cave-Bigley, director of solar & battery – SSE Renewables

STATERA
Key projects: 300MW (600MWh) Thurrock BESS in Essex
Key figure(s): Tom Vernon, CEO, Statera

 

 

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal (Statkraft)


STATKRAFT
Key projects: 50MW Coylton BESS project in East Ayrshire
Key figure(s): Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal, CEO, Statkraft

Jon Antoniou (Stor Power)

STOR POWER
Key projects: 100MW Sale BESS in South Manchester and the 20MW Hamilton project in Lancashire
Key figure(s): Jon Antoniou, CEO, Stor Power


TAG ENERGY
Key projects: 100MW/200MWh facility in North Yorkshire
Key figure(s): Franck Woitiez, CEO, TagEnergy


TRIG
Key projects: 90MW Drakelow project in Derbyshire
Key figure(s): Richard Crawford, head of energy income funds, TRIG


VARCO ENERGY
Key projects: 57MW/138MWh Native River BESS south of Liverpool
Key figure(s): James Mills, director, Varco Energy


ZENOBĒ
Key projects: 400MW / 800MWh Eccles project in Scotland
Key figure(s): James Basden, co-founder, Zenobē

 

 

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