Zenobe awarded first long-term reactive power contracts by National Grid

In a energy industry first, Zenobe Energy has been awarded a long-term reactive power contract by National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) commencing in April 2022.

Zenobe will build a 50 MW energy storage system at the Capenhurst substation near Ellesmere Port in the Merseyside region. The reactive power contract spans a nine year period.

Speaking to Utility Week, Zenobe Director James Basden said, “This is the first truly long-term contract that National Grid has ever provided.”

The project will not only provide reactive power services to National Grid, but also earn additional revenue from the capacity market and other balancing services.

To read more about the announcement in Utility Week, click here.