Power Engineering International: Arsenal football club install energy storage system

The first energy storage system to be installed at a UK football stadium has been unveiled.

The 3 MW battery system at the ground of Premier League club Arsenal in north London will be able to run the 60,000-seat stadium for the entire 90 minutes of a match. A further 1MW of storage to be added next summer.

Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham said: “This is a big step forwards for us in being efficient with energy usage and it builds on our work in reducing our carbon footprint as an organization.”

The system is also intended to operate as support for the wider UK grid. It be automatically traded and optimized by Open Energi in response to market signals and has already secured a frequency response contract from National Grid.

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