Enel announced on Tuesday 12 June that operations have commenced at its 25MW Tynemouth stand-alone battery energy storage system. Tynemouth is providing grid-balancing services under a four-year Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract with National Grid, awarded to the project in National Grid’s 2016 EFR tender. After these four years, the project will participate in ancillary services and Capacity Market tenders. Enrico Viale, Enel’s Head of Global Thermal Generation commented: “The utility-scale BESS market shows a great potential for growth, which is why Enel is developing a portfolio of such projects in some of the sector’s most promising countries worldwide.”