Hazel Capital commissions Lockleaze, a 15MW battery storage project in Bristol, UK

Hazel Capital is very pleased to announce the successful commissioning of the Lockleaze 15MW battery storage project in Bristol, UK. This follows the commissioning of a hybrid battery / engine project in Newcastle-under-Lyme in March 2017 known as project Staunch. Like Staunch, the Lockleaze facility provides frequency response services to National Grid and is one of several projects that Hazel Capital is aggregating to provide such services. Hazel Capital is targeting 100MW of (export) capacity by the end of 2017.
At 15MW maximum import / export, we believe the Lockleaze project is the largest stand-alone battery storage facility currently providing frequency services in the UK.

Hazel Capital once again partnered with its affiliate, Noriker Power, to deliver the project, which was developed by Aura Power. The project contractor was Metka-EGN.

Ben Guest commented:
“This is another important milestone for Hazel Capital in its overall goals for 2017. This is an exciting first and demonstrates our ability to source and fund such a project while benefiting from Noriker Power’s critical capabilities in project design and control systems.”

Simon Coulson, Director at Aura Power commented:
“We are delighted that the Lockleaze project has been delivered to market in such a short period of time. This project is of particular importance to us, being located close to our head office in Bristol, and it received strong support from the local community. We look forward to delivering many more storage projects through our UK pipeline.”

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