Arlington Energy are pleased to have been granted an Electricity Generation Licence by Ofgem for their 40MW battery storage site in Bedford. The generation licence exempts the site from payment of consumption levies on imported electricity, which is crucial to the commercial viability of many battery projects. Competitive deployment of storage is vital to providing the key source of flexibility that is enabling the transition to the smarter energy system of the future.
For the merchant trading strategy that Arlington is applying at the Bedford site, the asset will be trading in the day ahead, intraday and balancing mechanism markets, in addition to ancillary services. The generation licence is an essential part of the operations process, which is being managed by specialist battery traders, Habitat Energy.
To enable access into all trading markets, Arlington have also successfully acceded to the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) and Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC), as well as signing the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA), and Bilateral Embedded Generation Agreement (BEGA). The asset is one of only three embedded built battery sites to be on National Grid ESO’s TEC register.