Amber reaches industrial close on 50MW UK battery

Jul 21, 2021 05:30 PM ET
  • Project in west Lancashire will certainly release Tesla's Megapack and also is due online by the end of 2022
Amber reaches industrial close on 50MW UK battery
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Amber Infrastructure has actually reached industrial close on the development of a 50MW/100 megawatt hour utility-scale battery power storage space project in the UK.

The project, located in Skelmersdale, west Lancashire, will certainly release Megapack, Tesla's large-scale lithium-ion battery technology.

The grid battery is anticipated to be functional before the end of 2022.

Amber has been responsible for project growth and also financing consisting of the plan of a bespoke co-investment.

The group will certainly also be in charge of the property monitoring of the battery, leveraging its lasting power team's experience in owning and also operating investments in UK energy infrastructure.

The battery will certainly be optimized by Tesla's self-governing trading system Autobidder.

Amber as well as Tesla are targeting an added 200MW/400MWh.

Amber Infrastructure chairman Giles Frost claimed: "We delight in to start construction on this substantial brand-new battery project in partnership with Tesla.

" The project is well timed as well as well situated to sustain the recurring adjustments in the UK's energy mix."