Britain’s National Health Service awards public sector supply contracts in energy storage framework

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Public sector bodies will now be able to use six suppliers for energy storage projects under the framework set up by Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Image: Lewis Clarke

Six companies in Britain have been awarded places on a new energy storage framework to provide public sector bodies with a model for implementing behind-the-meter (BTM) projects.

London’s Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust launched a tender for the framework in May, offering companies access to the two year £300 million (US$389.91 million) programme. The Trust is one of a number of regional organisations within the UK's National Health Service (NHS), tasked with providing and organising public health services, including land and facilities management in some cases, in its designated service area.

Its goal is to help organisations implement battery projects that can help to reduce Triad and distribution network charges, as well as access the Capacity Market and grid services markets. It can also be used to enable additional technologies such as renewable generation.

The suppliers selected are:

  • Bouygues Energies & Services
  • Centrica
  • EDF Energy
  • Powerstar
  • RedT Energy
  • Veolia ES Resource Efficiency (UK)

These companies will now be available to all public sector participating authorities in the UK, including central government estate, local authorities, schools and universities across the UK. Individual projects to be determined over the course of the framework contract length.

Responding to the news, redT chief executive Scott McGregor said: “We're very pleased to have been selected as a framework supplier for the public sector in the UK. To be chosen is an important validation of our technology and business models to unlock cheaper energy costs and reaffirms our position as a leader within the energy storage sector.

“We look forward to working closely with the NHS and other public sector companies to reduce their energy costs and accelerate their clean energy targets in the future.”

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