U.K. renewable energy company Anesco this week said that its solar+storage projects are the first sites in the U.K. to qualify for support paid to accredited renewable energy generators for electricity generation supplied to batteries.
The decision from the UK Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) falls under the Renewables Obligation scheme that allocates renewable obligation certificates to qualified entities.
According to Anesco, three 5-MW solar projects with 1.1-MWh batteries now are approved under the scheme.
Luke Hargreaves, head of renewables at Ofgem said in a Sept. 13 statement that batteries can assist with system balancing and save consumers money by matching supply and demand.
“Last month, Ofgem published its join plan with the government