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Eku Energy to build 130MWh of storage at two UK sites

July 21, 2023

Global energy storage developer Eku Energy is to build two UK battery storage projects – with a combined capacity of 130MWh – in Basildon, Essex and Loudwater, Buckinghamshire.

The company has placed an order with NHOA Energy to supply two stand-alone battery energy storage systems for Basildon and Loudwater.  Construction is due to commence at both sites in Q4 2023 and they are expected to be commercially operational by the end of 2024.

NHOA Energy and Eku Energy have also agreed a long-term service deal regarding the batteries’ operational maintenance.

Since its launch in November 2022, Eku Energy has expanded rapidly and now has 1.2GWh of battery storage in delivery with operations in Australia, Italy, Japan, Taiwan and the UK.

Sandra Grauers Nilsson, CEO of Eku Energy, said: “Battery storage is essential to the decarbonisation of electricity systems globally and Eku Energy is focused on delivering safe, secure and reliable solutions at scale and pace. We’re delighted to have partnered with NHOA Energy on these two new battery storage projects as we continue to expand our global battery storage portfolio.”

Lucie Kanius-Dujardin, NHOA Energy’s executive vice president – global markets & development added: “Entering the UK market with over 130MWh of projects for Eku Energy, a globally recognised energy storage developer, is an important step forward in NHOA Energy’s journey and proves once again our global reach and execution capabilities.”