Cat Power has been awarded a $1 million contract to build a series of energy storage and renewable energy devices for the city of Manchester.
The city is currently the only British city to have its own Cat Power system, which provides power for a city centre network of 30,000 devices and services.
Cat Power is a joint venture between the Catalysts Group and the European consortium Powertrain and Systems Europe.
The contract was awarded on Tuesday, following a tender process that covered a range of design, construction and testing.
The team has been contracted to design and build a total of 20,000 Cat Power devices.
“We are excited about the potential of the Cat Power project in Manchester, and look forward to continuing to work with the city and its community to create a successful energy storage system that will serve as a catalyst for new generation of energy,” Cat Power managing director Mark Tait said.
CatPower has a history of investing in infrastructure projects, but this is the first time the company has been given a direct contract.
The project is being funded by a $2 million grant from the UK Government.
“Cat Power and its partners are keen to support the city’s future energy storage strategy, and have an ongoing commitment to supporting the city with innovative solutions to its energy needs,” said Manchester City Council’s Chief Executive Peter Smith.
“This contract has been built on a strong track record of investment in energy storage.”
Manchester has a long history of using energy storage to address its energy problems, and the city is a key partner in supporting the Manchester Energy Storage project, which will create jobs and reduce CO2 emissions.
“The city’s first energy storage facility, a 500 megawatt power station, was completed in 2014.