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Veolia looks to market battery storage system

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Veolia is to make its energy storage system available to customers after completing in-house trials.

The waste services firm successfully tested a lithium ion battery at its high temperature incinerator at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire over the past couple of months.

By charging the battery during low-cost periods and using stored energy during peak hours, Veolia said it had saved cash, increased its own energy security and reduced pressure on the National Grid.

Now the waste company is looking to offer the energy storage technology to customers.

“It is ready to go; it’s proven,” said a Veolia spokesman. “The idea is to roll it out to customer sites. Anybody with an energy need could use this approach.”

Veolia’s Ellesmere Port energy-from-waste facility treats hazardous waste at temperatures up to 1,200°C meaning it has a significant pull on local energy supplies.

The battery unit is capable of delivering the level of power required by 1,000 homes.

Richard Kirkman, chief technology and innovation officer at Veolia UK and Ireland, said: “This innovative project will help support the national ambition to decentralise, decarbonise and digitalise the grid while supporting overloaded grid networks.

“As a working test-bed it has proved how the technology can help similar industries significantly improve their energy costs.

”On a wider scale the installation also shows how Veolia can leverage flexibility in power consumption and generation to generate extra savings, and give industry greater energy security as we transition to more renewable energy.”



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