TagEnergy and Harmony Energy’s Chapel Farm battery storage facility becomes operational

Written by
Jack Kelly
Global clean energy enterprise, TagEnergy, and one of the UK’s leading developers, owners and operators of utility-scale battery energy storage, Harmony Energy, have celebrated energising its joint venture UK battery storage facility - the 49.5MW/99MWh Chapel Farm battery energy storage system located near Luton, England.

The £30m development is a joint venture between TagEnergy and Yorkshire-headquartered Harmony Energy.

Now live, Chapel Farm is using a system of Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries, together with Tesla’s Autobidder AI software for real-time trading and control. Leading independent renewable energy company RES is overseeing operations as asset manager.

Franck Woitiez, Chief Executive Officer, TagEnergy said the export of the first MWh from the new build Chapel Farm facility is yet another proof point in TagEnergy’s unwavering mission to accelerate the energy transition with renewables-led projects.

“We are proud to work alongside our valued partner Harmony Energy and leverage our battery storage expertise to bring this important project to fruition quickly as we continue to drive momentum towards net-zero carbon emissions,” Mr Woitiez said.

“Importantly, with more than double the operational capacity of our first live facility, Chapel Farm will provide a significant clean energy boost to the national grid and help grow renewables’ share of it. Our increased ability to capture, store and release renewable energy will support delivery of a more flexible and reliable supply of low-cost electricity for consumers at this critical time for the market,” he said.

Peter Kavanagh, Harmony Energy’s CEO and Co-Founder, said: “The completion and energisation of the Chapel Farm scheme is another significant milestone for us especially as it is the first JV project we have delivered with TagEnergy which has been a great partner.”

“Battery energy storage systems are essential to unlocking the full potential of renewable energy in the UK. These projects are not reliant upon taxpayer subsidy and will play a major role in contributing to the Net Zero transition, as well as ensuring the future security of the UK’s energy supply and reduced reliance on foreign gas imports.”

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