Our Story

March 2017 Raise [£3.5] million in equity from private investors
April 2017 Battery Energy Storage Solutions Ltd. (BESS) acquires 3.85MW across five battery sites co-located with solar parks
Steve Holliday, previously CEO of National Grid plc., joins the BESS Board as Non-Executive Chairman
Graham Sharpe, Non-Executive Chairman of Puma Energy and co-founder of Trafigura, joins the ESS Board as a Non-Executive Director
May 2017 Start construction of 9.6MW Kings Barn site in West Sussex [link to photo] - at the time the largest dynamic frequency response site in the UK

Raise [£7.5] million in equity from private investors
August 2017 Acquire 29MW Aylesford site in Kent[link to photo]
Acquire 20MW Claredown sitein Essex[link to photo]
Sign a 49MW battery supply agreement with BYD of China for Claredown and Aylesford sites – at the time BYD's largest single energy storage contract
Raise the first non-recourse senior debt facility on batteries in the UKvia a £6 million facility with Generation Investment Management
Complete build of Kings Barn 9.6MW site
September 2017 Start providing Firm Frequency Response service for National Grid at Kings Barn
Raise [£14.5] million in equity from private investors
October 2017 Raise £20 million in equity from Tiger Infrastructure Partners of New York
Emil Henry and Alessandro Boninsegna from Tiger join the BESS board
Appoint G2 Energy Ltd. for balance of plant works at Claredown & Aylesford battery sites
November 2017 Start construction of Aylesford and Claredown sites in parallel using new methods to reduce time and cost
January 2018 Raise £28.5 million non-recourse senior debt facility from Santander – the first of its kind in the UK
Move office to Berkeley Square, London
February 2018 Have portfolio of 63MW as complete construction of Aylesford and Claredown sites in record time
March 2018 BESS win the first STOR contract for battery storage
May 2018 Rename company from BESS to Zenobe Energy
[Sign 25MW supply agreement with Telsa]