ENERGY STORAGE

NHOA Energy signs 113MWh UK battery deal with Statkraft

June 21, 2024

NHOA Energy, part of NHOA Group, has signed an agreement with renewable energy generator Statkraft, for the supply and long-term service of a 113MWh battery storage project in Coylton, Scotland.

Coylton Greener Grid Park will “deliver advanced functionalities such as grid-forming, synthetic inertia, and enhanced power quality features,” a statement said.

The statement added that NHOA Energy’s battery storage product “ensures a perfect compliance to NOA Stability Pathfinder requirements, an ambitious initiative promoted by ESO, the electricity system operator for Great Britain, in Scotland, which aims to develop innovative solutions to improve the grid stability, through providing short-circuit power and synthetic inertia”.

Lucie Kanius–Dujardin, executive vice president global markets at NHOA Energy, said: “As the UK market represents a pivotal landscape for NHOA Energy, aligning closely with our global ambition to lead in sustainable energy solutions, this project with Statkraft, leader in renewable energy, not only elevates our presence in the United Kingdom, but also underscores our engineering prowess. This new battery storage system in the region propels us to the forefront of the energy transition, leveraging the UK’s dynamic market and Statkraft’s expertise, clearly setting up together a benchmark for innovation and sustainability in the energy sector.”

Lucy Kent, Statkraft principal project manager at Greener Grid Parks, added “Statkraft is committed to accelerating the transition to green energy in the UK and a critical part of this journey is increasing the stability of the grid. Our Coylton Greener Grid Park will help support the increased deployment of renewable energy into the grid and is another investment by Statkraft in the UK’s renewable energy infrastructure. Once operational, Coylton Greener Grid Park will further cement Statkraft’s role in contributing to grid stability and ensuring a resilient, versatile energy system capable of meeting the demands of the future.”