British developer Concord Power and US producer Tesla are connecting an unsubsidized 98 MW/196 MWh storage system to the UK grid. They declare it’s the largest grid-connected BESS in Europe.
The Pillswood venture makes use of Tesla’s 2-hour Megapack system with the capability to retailer as much as 106 MWh of electrical energy in a single cycle. It would present balancing companies to Britain’s grid, enabling the mixing of renewable energy.
The venture close to Hull, East Yorkshire, is subsequent to Creyke Beck substation, which is able to act as a grid-connection level for 2 phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Financial institution.
Tesla constructed the venture and can run it by means of Autobidder, its algorithmic buying and selling platform. Pillwood was initially purported to activate in two phases in December 2022 and March 2023, however development has been accelerated in order that each phases will start operations in November.
“All stakeholders acknowledge the significance of attaining energy for this venture earlier than winter to make sure that BESS companies might be offered within the preliminary months of winter,” stated Concord Power director Peter Kavanagh.
The corporate has 5 different BESS initiatives beneath development, that are anticipated to be switched on throughout the subsequent 12 months.
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