January 31st 2017
MORRISON UTILITY CONNECTIONS SELECTED BY YOUNICOS TO BUILD AND CONNECT 49MW BATTERY STORAGE PROJECT
Morrison Utility Connections, a major projects Independent Connection Provider (ICP) and part of Morrison Utility Services, has been commissioned to build and connect one of the world's largest and most sophisticated battery-based energy storage systems. Scheduled for completion by summer 2018, the 49 megawatt (MW) lithium-ion system will respond to fluctuations in electrical demand in less than a second, supporting the creation of a Smart Grid.
Morrison Utility Connections will undertake the work on behalf of energy storage pioneer Younicos who have been chosen to design and deliver the battery-based energy storage system on behalf of international energy and services company, Centrica.
Based on the design for Younicos’ turn-key battery solution, the scope of works will include the design and construction of the building, civils works, building services, HV electrical system, 132kV connection to the grid and the installation of 16 transformers to connect the batteries.
The battery plant will be built at the site of the former Roosecote coal and gas-fired power stations in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK. Younicos software will be key to ensuring that the system meets the various demanding requirements set by the UK Transmission System Operator (TSO).
Morrison Utility Connections Contract Director Andy Clark commented: “The requirement for battery storage facilities by the Grid and others is still in its infancy but is predicted to grow significantly over the next 5 to 10 years. We are delighted to have been selected for this ground-breaking and high-profile project and we will draw upon our highly experienced internal design and construction team to successfully delivery this facility which, once complete, will be one of the largest battery storage plants in the UK.”
Younicos Chief Commercial Officer Jayesh Goyal added: “We look forward to working with Morrison Utility Connections to deliver the world’s most sophisticated battery installations. Together we will deliver a state-of-the-art battery plant that will allow Centrica to demonstrate the technical and economic value of batteries in meeting peak demand, while also improving grid performance and resiliency for ratepayers in the UK in the years to come.”
Press contact for Morrison Connection Services:
Paul Gilbert, Public Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1438 847275
Press contact for Younicos:
Philip Hiersemenzel, Spokesperson
Tel: +49 174 9088188
About Morrison Utility Connections
Morrison Utility Connections (MUC), part of Morrison Utility Services, is a major projects Independent Connection Provider (ICP) that operates across the UK. MUC designs and delivers large scale, high voltage, contestable electrical connections to adoptable Distribution Network Operator (DNO) standards, as well as providing private wire networks to the non-adoptable market. For more information, please visit: https://www.morrisonuc.com/
About Morrison Utility Services
With history dating back to 1884, MUS works with utility asset owners on the maintenance and upgrade of their infrastructure across the UK’s electricity, gas, telecommunications and water sectors. MUS’s mission is to be the leading utility service provider by delivering a cost-effective quality service to its clients and continuously maintaining, renewing and upgrading essential UK utility infrastructure and networks. For more information, please visit: https://www.morrisonus.com/
Younicos is the pioneer and market leader in game-changing energy and grid solutions based on battery storage. We provide utilities, independent power producers, microgrids and C&I customers with turnkey storage systems, supporting a wide range of business opportunities – from frequency response to peak shaving and capacity to integrated photovoltaic (PV) plus storage solutions and grid-forming renewable energy systems. Our customers benefit from our unparalleled experience of 150 MW deployed storage, 10 years of R&D at our MW-scale Technology Centers, and 24/7 O&M services. Younicos is based in Berlin, Germany and Austin, Texas.