6th February 2020 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

Bristol Council has granted permission to Bristol Energy to install a landmark battery storage project at its City Hall.

A new battery storage system is set to be installed at Bristol City Hall which is estimated to generate around £33,000 a year for the Council in income and savings.

The project will be installed by Bristol Energy which has now been given the green light by the Council. The firm currently powers the council’s full portfolio of sites and will install the battery storage system in the City Hall’s basement.

The council will generate significant savings by charging the battery when prices are low and withdrawing energy during peak pricing periods.
As well as the obvious financial savings, the storage system will also play a key role in reducing carbon emissions.

The scheme is part of the Leap Initiative which was launched by the council to ensure Bristol is carbon neutral by 2030 through the use of smart energy technology.

Councillor Kye Dudd, said: “This is another first for Bristol City Council. An exciting project that will use new technology to significantly cut emissions from our main office building and ensure that the council remains on track to be a carbon-neutral organization by 2025.”

During the project, Bristol Energy will work in partnership with Upside Energy which provides digital solutions for smart energy systems.

CEO of Upside Energy, Devrim Celal, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Bristol Energy on this project. Battery storage is a vital part of the UK’s energy future and Bristol’s plans to be zero carbon make them an ideal partner for us in our mission to play a key role in decarbonizing the UK’s energy system.”

The Council and Bristol Energy have also launched the ‘Save with Solar’ scheme which helps council tenants reduce their emissions and bills through the installation of solar panels and domestic batteries.

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