Current News: Arsenal makes UK first with behind the meter battery for wholesale trading

Arsenal football club’s Emirates Stadium has become home to what could be the first behind the meter battery of its size to be aimed at wholesale energy trading over frequency response.

The 2MW/2.5MWh Tesla system, unveiled yesterday, is the first battery storage system to be installed at a UK football club’s stadium following three years of development between the club, Pivot Power and Downing LLP.

The installation has a firm frequency response (FFR) contract via Open Energi, which will use the battery to meet the needs of a 2MW contract won in September’s tender for delivery from 1 October 2019 for six months, ending 31 March 2020.

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