Battery enables landfill gas to help balance the UK grid

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Flexible energy generation specialist Ylem Energy has installed the UK’s first battery energy storage system alongside an existing landfill gas generator – to enable the site to participate in the National Grid’s Balancing Mechanism. 

Located at Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin landfill site on the outskirts of York, the 1 MW (1.2 MWh) battery is charged by the existing on-site generation system and allows the power stored to be available at short notice to meet the demands of the network as required. 

Ylem Energy has selected an aggregation specialist to optimise the energy output across a range of different applications, including power trading markets and ancillary services such as National Grid’s Frequency Response programme.

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