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Timico’s Newark data centre installs lithium-ion battery storage system

Written by Thu 29 Oct 2020

Battery Energy Storage System incorporates its own fire suppression system

Energy storage company EOS has the completed the funding, installation and commissioning of a lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), behind the meter, at IT service provider Timico’s data centre in Newark, UK.

EOS will operate the BESS under a long-term Service Agreement and Lease with the benefits generated being shared with Timico as the host.

Connected into the site infrastructure, BESS operates to reduce grid network charges, participate in ancillary grid services (such as frequency control) and capture the arbitrage value of high and low wholesale market prices in real-time.

“We are really pleased to have completed this pathfinder project with Timico who have been great to work with and who have embraced the incredible potential for energy storage on sites with high power consumption,” said Peter Walker, COO at EOS.

The 280kW/340kWh system provided by NEC is located in the car park to the rear of the data centre and incorporates a fire suppression system and fully automated controls. The BESS will cycle (charge and discharge) every day to produce the savings and revenue for both EOS and Timico.

“Working with EOS on this project has been very straightforward, they have taken care of everything required and we now look forward to sharing the benefits with them,” said Alex Hendry, Head of Commercial at Timico.

EOS has a significant number of Data Centre Energy Storage projects in its pipeline and over 23MW under contract or in play, many include on-site solar renewable energy generation, which is also incorporated into the funding package.

The Newark BESS project is the first of three currently in development with Timico.

EOS is working with data centre consultancy Total Data Centre Solutions on a number of battery and solar panel solutions for data centres, including another BESS project at Pyramids Business Park in Scotland.

Written by Thu 29 Oct 2020


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