Connected Energy worked with SCC throughout the building design process and created an E-STOR energy storage system to help optimise both energy use and peak loads – across a scheme including PV, EV chargers and critical HVAC, designed to support the consistent delivery of a controlled climate for the unique archive materials, and to manage running costs.
With the E-Stor system proving very effective at managing the energy usage of the site, Suffolk County Council’s have now moved onto phase two of their plans to explore what revenue they could make by providing grid balancing services through the battery system. The system now facilitates Dynamic Firm Frequency Response (DFFR) and Capacity Market (CM) services as well as providing TRIAD and capacity market avoidance alongside managing DUOS (Distribution Use of System) charges.
As part of The Hold project, Connected Energy is working with the University of Suffolk on a knowledge exchange partnership which supports research and innovation activities across both organisations. The collaboration allows access to the battery storage system for teaching and research purposes, as well as projects to translate university science into practice