Eelpower and Habitat Energy agree optimisation deal for 100MW of Battery Storage

February 18, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Eelpower has signed a three-year battery optimisation agreement with Habitat Energy for two large battery storage projects which we are building as part of its 2021 joint venture arrangement with SUSI Partners, the Swiss infrastructure fund manager.  The projects are set to enter commercial operation later this year.

Katherine Vinnicombe joins Eelpower’s Senior Management Team

December 9, 2021

Katherine Vinnicombe has been appointed Head of Business Development at Eelpower, the UK energy storage company. Katherine has joined Eelpower from SSE where she led solar and storage project development and M&A.

Eelpower’s Joint Venture with SUSI Partners delivers 150MW Storage Portfolio for the GB System

October 12, 2021

Since the SUSI/Eelpower joint venture was announced in January 2021, a series of existing and construction-ready storage assets – totalling 150MW – have been acquired. The joint venture’s acquisitions build on Eelpower’s sale of multiple assets to SUSI Partners at the end of 2020, including the 10MW Leverton storage facility near Lincoln, the 20MW Rock Farm storage facility in Shropshire, and a 10MW battery near Winchester.

Eelpower signs JV with SUSI Partners to accelerate rollout of UK Energy Storage portfolio

January 25, 2021

Joint Venture under which Eelpower and SUSI will construct and operate a pipeline of new build battery storage assets in the UK

Eelpower signs 7 year contract with Centrica Business Solutions to dispatch its 10MW Asset in Lincoln

December 3, 2020

Eelpower has started a seven-year contract with Centrica Business Solutions for the optimisation of its battery storage plant at Leverton near Lincoln, UK.

Centrica Business Solutions will take a multi-market optimisation approach using its proprietary FlexPond™ platform, identifying opportunities to support the balancing of the grid network from months in advance right up to real time.

UK Capacity Market Reinstated

October 24, 2019

The European Commission has written to the National Grid Electricity System Operator and Electricity Statements Company to confirm the Commission’s approval of the UK Capacity Market.

As a consequence the UK Capacity Market is reinstated. Delivery for the 2019/20 year begins and preparations for a T-1, T-4 and a replacement T-3 Capacity auction to occur in 2020 begin.


Eelpower Limited’s Participation in August 2019 Blackout Restoration

August 9, 2019

Eelpower (OPCO1) Limited’s Leverton asset and Rock Energy Storage Limited’s Rock Farm assets participate in the Fast Frequency Response to the August 9th Blackout.

Net-Zero Passes into UK Law

July 27, 2019

The UK Government passes legislation to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. Becoming the first major economy to do so, and setting one of the most ambitious targets in the world.

Eelpower Group Companies receive Generation Licence

March 19, 2019

Eelpower Group companies, Eelpower (OPCO1) Limited and Rock Energy Storage Limited are granted Electricity Generation Licences by Ofgem.

Magdalena Markiewicz joins the Eelpower Team

November 12, 2018

Magdalena Markiewicz joins the Eelpower Team.

Eelpower enters the UK Balancing Mechanism Market

August 13, 2018

Eelpower’s Rock Farm Energy Storage Site (20MW) enters the Balancing Mechanism as part Limejump’s aggregated virtual power plant. It become’s part of the first cohort of batteries to ever do this in the UK.

Eelpower Buys 20MW Battery Storage Unit from Anesco

July 17, 2018

Eelpower Limited has acquired the recently-completed 20MW Rock Farm battery storage scheme from Anesco for an undisclosed sum, taking another step towards 1GW of storage by 2022.

Eelpower secures Funding from Gravis

March 9, 2018

Eelpower concludes an agreement with Gravis Capital for an extension of £20m of financing which is intended for use developing Eelpower’s pipeline of permissioned sites.

Eelpower Commissions 10MW Leverton Battery Storage

November 16, 2017

Eelpower Limited has commissioned its 10MW Leverton battery storage facility near Lincoln.  It is one of the first cohort of large batteries that will provide frequency response balancing services to the National Grid with effect from January 1st 2018.  The Leverton storage facility is Eelpower’s first storage project to be commissioned in the UK.

Eelpower wins Frequency Response Contract

October 17, 2017

National Grid awards 24 month contract to Eelpower for the delivery of Frequency Response services commencing 1st January 2018

UK Government Announce their Strategic Intent

July 24, 2017

The Right Hon Greg Clark , Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, declared his clear strategic intent as it relates to energy infrastructure, and directed the National Grid to deliver, an open market for the provision of service to balance the grid, in which Eelpower is among the first movers.

National Grid System Needs and Product Strategy Consultations

July 1, 2017

Throughout July 2017 the National Grid held a consultation on future system needs and product strategy. This included a pair of webinars on the 3rd and 7th of July,  the full details of which are available online, as well as a summary of the consultation, which had been begun by their document entitled “System Needs and Product Strategy” which was published in June 2017.

Eelpower agrees to purchase 10MW Battery Asset

June 23, 2017

Eelpower agreed to purchase a 10MW battery asset near Leverton under an EPC with Anesco, and closed the first tranche of financing on 6th July 2017.

Electricity Enterprise (AC) Ltd becomes Eelpower Ltd

April 25, 2017

Electricity Enterprise (AC) Limited is renamed Eelpower Limited.

UK Power Generation has first Coal-Free Day

April 21, 2017

For the first time since the 1880s and the industrial revolution the UK has a day where national power is generated without the burning of coal. For over 24 hours, from about 23:00 on Thursday 20th April until midnight on Friday the 21st of April there was zero contribution to the UK National Grid by coal.

“Clean Energy’s Dirty Secret” by the Economist

February 25, 2017

The Economist publishes an article entitled “Clean Energy’s Dirty Secret – Wind and Solar Power are Disrupting Electricity Systems”, which discusses the various challenges created by renewable energy systems to the existing energy market. Expounding on the complexities of the existing market the article goes on to conclude as to the positive impact of new technologies such as batteries, and that the ultimate challenge is a redesign of the energy market to take into account the world of renewable energy that we are ever expanding.

Electricity Enterprise (AC) Limited Incorporated

February 15, 2017

Eelpower incorporated under its original name of Electricity Enterprise (AC) Limited.