Wicken Energy Storage is a 5MW / 7.5 MWh energy storage plant, developed by Gridsource from first principles.
During the development phase, Gridsource managed all aspects such as site identification, landowner engagement, grid connection feasibility, engagement including application, land/ legal agreements, planning survey / application co-ordination plus community engagement, which resulted in receiving full planning approval during 2019.
Once planning was granted, Gridsource managed the tender phase with approved and accredited suppliers / contractors alongside discharging any pre-commencement planning conditions. The Energy Storage Plant operational since 2021.
The plant participates in wholesale market trading, charging the batteries when demand on the electricity network is at it’s lowest, and exporting it when demand is at it’s highest. The plant also provides balancing services to the National Grid, who are responsible for balancing supply and demand perfectly at all times of which Gridsource oversee in our role as long term Asset manager for the plant.