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Habitat Energy to optimise 45MW of co-located battery storage for Low Carbon

Habitat Energy has signed optimisation agreements with leading independent power producer Low Carbon for two new UK battery storage systems totalling 45MW.  Both projects are co-located with existing solar farms.

The agreements will see Habitat Energy optimise two batteries across different markets, on a revenue share model, for Low Carbon’s Meadow Solar Farm and Sandon Brook Solar Farm. 

Habitat Energy will use proprietary algorithms, including AI and Machine Learning models, with the aim of maximising returns while maintaining asset longevity. Incorporating accurate solar generation forecasts will be essential to optimise the trading and dispatch decisions for each site. 

With the first of the systems expected to come online in early 2025, the projects will help to support renewables deployment and bolster resilience by providing system flexibility and balancing services. 

Habitat Energy is continuing to expand its battery storage portfolio globally, with over 1GW contracted across Australia, the UK and the USA and was recently named Trading & Optimisation Team of the Year at the inaugural Energy Storage Awards for sustained market-leading performance across its portfolio. 

Jon Doughty, Managing Director UK at Habitat Energy, said:

“Low Carbon shares our commitment to a renewable energy future and we’re delighted they have chosen us to optimise these two co-located battery storage assets. Habitat Energy is well versed in managing solar & storage and other hybrid sites, which bring an additional level of complexity to the optimisation challenge. This is a growing aspect of our portfolio and we look forward to ensuring they are in the right market, at the right time, all of the time.”

Head of Power Management at Low Carbon, Marco Verspuij, said:

“We are delighted to have signed optimisation agreements with Habitat Energy, who will act as a key partner supporting us on our journey to build renewable energy infrastructure at scale.”