Foresight wins award at Solar + Storage Live Awards 2019

We were delighted to win the “Utility scale solar and/or storage project of the year” for our 35MW Port of Tyne battery storage project at the recent Solar + Storage Live Awards.

Located in Newcastle, Port of Tyne is a 35MW lithium ion battery project originally developed and built by RES, which continues to act as O&M contractor. RES is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy and energy storage developers

Acquired by Foresight in 2017 in the National Grid’s auction of Enhanced Frequency Response (“EFR”) projects, the Port of Tyne facility entered operation in July 2018 and delivers frequency response balancing services through its EFR contract, ably demonstrated during the recent power outage, where it helped restore frequency to the grid in just a couple of minutes, as well as providing available capacity through a 12 year Capacity Market contract.

Energy storage has a crucial role to play in delivering a flexible electricity network to support the UK’s transition to a decarbonised electricity system. Port of Tyne helps overcome the technical issues arising from the continuing growth of intermittent and localised renewable energy generation on the grid.

Technical Acquisition Manager Eric Weemaels and Technical Portfolio Manager Saadat Ullah of Foresight with the trophy. 

Foresight’s Port of Tyne 35MW battery storage facility