ENERGY STORAGE

EDF to optimise 116MW of DIF & IB Vogt-backed UK solar and battery assets

February 6, 2024

EDF, in partnership with DIF Capital Partners and solar development platform ib vogt, is to trade, optimise and offtake the energy from 116MW of solar and battery assets sharing a transmission grid connection at Warley in the UK.

The deal will see EDF manage the co-located assets together “in real time”, an EDF statement said. “The combined capacity of 116MW will make Warley one of the UK’s largest co-located sites once operational in 2024”.

The site includes 50MW of battery and 66MWp of solar.

The battery and solar assets being deployed ay Warley are part of a portfolio that DIF Infrastructure VII and ib vogt invested in back in 2022.

Over a 10-year term, EDF will offtake the energy produced by the solar farm and optimise the 50 MW battery through its ‘Powershift’ platform, thereby providing access to all revenue streams available to a battery, which currently includes the balancing mechanism, wholesale optimisation and ancillary services.

Stuart Fenner, director of wholesale market service commercial at EDF, said: “We are very pleased that we have been chosen to deliver trading, optimisation and offtake services for one of the UK’s largest co-located solar and battery sites. This unique deal exemplifies the innovation needed to address our energy challenges, which will help to secure green energy for the future and deliver on our commitment to help Britain achieve net zero.”