Two leading players in the East of England’s growing clean tech sector are collaborating on a major project that will further the deployment of British battery storage technology.
Hethel-based Connected Energy has awarded a contract to Proserv of Great Yarmouth to assemble, integrate and provide testing services for a version of its E-STOR energy storage technology.
Proserv will be responsible for the build of the system's power management and distribution control panels as well as their integration into and final assembly the system.
The contract award is part a project led by Connected Energy working alongside a group of industrial technology partners.
Connected Energy’s E-STOR system is an award-winning energy storage technology known for its reuse of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Deployed at sites across Northern Europe, it is widely accepted to be a true example of the circular economy in action.
Second life enables greater exploitation of the carbon and energy embedded in the manufacturing of the batteries, thus adding to the sustainability credentials of electric vehicles as well as the electricity system. Using second life batteries also reduces system costs - making energy storage systems financially viable for a range of commercial and industrial energy users.
“East Anglia is hot-bed of innovation and excellence for the clean-tech sector and work with Proserv is the perfect example of a specialist technology ‘cluster’ at work.
“Proserv is extremely well respected in the global energy and off-shore markets. The good news for us, is that their desire to diversify into new markets and industries led them our way. We immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration and having explored their world-class assembly and test facilities, it was clear that this project was an outstanding fit for both parties.”
"We are delighted to have been selected by Connected Energy to provide our services for the E-STOR project. This is a significant award and only serves to cement our commitment to diversify into new product lines and continue our growth in supporting the energy sector. The new Proserv Artemis House facility in Great Yarmouth combined with the skills and knowledge base has been key to this success."
The Proserv-built E-STOR module is due to be delivered in September and will be commissioned on a UK site in in October 2018.
About us: Connected Energy’s British designed battery storage systems and energy optimisation expertise are rapidly changing the way industrial and commercial energy users can capitalise on load flexibility. Our mission is to catalyse smarter, sustainable approaches to energy use.