In April 2017, Noriker completed its first site, a 20MW facility located near
Newcastle-under-Lyme. The site was built as a hybrid comprising containerised batteries
alongside engines, and provided Dynamic Firm Frequency Response (DFFR) to National Grid, as well
as entering the Capacity Market (CM).
A further three sites, located in Bristol, Dartford and Mansfield, 30MW in total, were
commissioned in 2017. These three sites co-operated autonomously (including state of charge
balancing between sites) as a single contractual unit for DFFR and CM contracts, with Noriker
delivering the remote operations and monitoring functions. The Noriker projects were the first,
large scale, fully commercial battery sites built in the UK.