Pivot joins pressures with Wärtsilä for 100MW/200MWh of battery storage

Jul 19, 2021 05:03 PM ET
  • Pivot Power is to create 100MW/200MWh of battery storage split across 2 websites in the West Midlands in partnership with Wärtsilä.
Pivot joins pressures with Wärtsilä for 100MW/200MWh of battery storage
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The first of these storage projects is to be situated to the north eastern of Coventry, while the 2nd is to be in Sandwell. Construction is because of start at Sandwell in Q4 2021 and also at Coventry in Q1 2022.

Wärtsilä will provide the battery technology-- which will be underpinned by its GEMS Digital Energy Platform-- for both websites. The platform dynamically optimizes energy systems with a variety of applications, supplying responses to stakeholders across asset proprietors, procedures and also trading worth chains.

The partnership builds on the business' initial 2 projects with each other in Oxford and Kent, with Pivot having placed the order with Wärtsilä in 2019 prior to announcing the contract in 2020.

The 50MW Oxford battery-- which becomes part of the world's largest crossbreed battery, incorporating lithium-ion as well as vanadium redox flow systems-- was triggered in June this year, with Pivot claiming it to be the UK's very first grid-scale battery storage system directly connected to the transmission network. It develops part of the ₤ 41 million government-backed Energy Superhub Oxford project, which is intending to integrate energy storage space, EV charging, low carbon heating and also clever energy administration innovations to aid decarbonise Oxford by 2040.

Both the two brand-new battery energy storage space systems now introduced form part of Pivot's Energy Superhubs. At both sites the battery energy storage systems will certainly share their connection to the high-voltage power transmission connect with a high-volume power connection, supplying big quantities of power for quick EV crediting calculated locations in the town such as public billing centers, bus depots and commercial fleets.

Andy Tang, vice head of state, energy storage & optimisation, Wärtsilä, said: "The UK lately established a bold passion to slash carbon discharges by 78% by 2035 and also flexibility is the vital to achieving 100% renewables and also decarbonising the economic situation. Our energy storage systems are aiding leading innovators like Pivot Power turn these aspirations right into fact."

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