The projects in Basildon, Essex, and Loudwater, Buckinghamshire, with a total capacity of 130MWh, will play a crucial role in supporting the UK electricity system by enabling more renewable energy generation and promoting the country’s clean energy transition.
Since its launch, Eku Energy has experienced rapid expansion, with 1.2GWh of battery storage projects underway in Australia, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and the UK.
Eku Energy has partnered with NHOA Energy, a business unit of NHOA Group (NHOA.PA, formerly Engie EPS) specialising in energy storage, to supply two stand-alone battery energy storage systems for the Basildon and Loudwater projects. Construction is scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2023, with both sites expected to be operational by the end of 2024.
This collaboration presents an opportunity for Eku Energy and NHOA Energy to build a strong partnership as they venture into new markets. Additionally, they have agreed on a long-term service agreement to ensure the operational maintenance of the batteries.
Sandra Grauers Nilsson, CEO of Eku Energy commented: “Battery storage is essential to the decarbonisation of electricity systems globally and Eku Energy is focused on delivering safe, secure and reliable solutions at scale and pace. We’re delighted to have partnered with NHOA Energy on these two new battery storage projects as we continue to expand our global battery storage portfolio.”
Lucie Kanius-Dujardin, NHOA Energy’s Executive Vice President – Global Markets & Development commented: “We cannot wait to start working with Eku Energy on the Basildon and Loudwater projects, given our common values and similar approach to the energy transition. Entering the UK market with over 130MWh of projects for Eku Energy, a globally recognised energy storage developer, is an important step forward in NHOA Energy’s journey and proves once again our global reach and execution capabilities.”