SSE takes FID on UK 150MW battery project

May 12, 2023 03:10 PM ET
  • Storage system will be improved the site of its former Ferrybridge coal-fired power station in West Yorkshire
SSE takes FID on UK 150MW battery project

SSE Renewables has taken a final investment decision to proceed with, as well as entered into contracts to supply, its 2nd battery energy storage system (BESS).

The 150MW project is located at the site of SSE's former Ferrybridge coal-fired power plant in West Yorkshire, England.

The investment becomes part of SSE's ₤ 25bn Net Zero Acceleration Programme and also implies construction will certainly now start later this month at the renowned site.

For decades the Ferrybridge coal-fired power station was a noticeable feature of the West Yorkshire landscape, prior to being deactivated by SSE in 2016.

Now SSE Renewables' plans to build a new 150MW battery storage project at Ferrybridge will certainly offer flexible generation for Britain's nationwide grid as well as a new age for the site.

With a grid link verified for June 2024, the project is expected to be totally functional by late 2024 and is being created along with battery innovation vendor Sungrow Power Supply and construction companion OCU Services Ltd

The information follows last week's news that SSE's solar and battery team is entering into SSE Renewables to advance the advancement of its close to 2GW pipe of battery as well as solar projects in the UK and Ireland.

This advancement will certainly additionally sustain SSE Renewables with its strategies to broaden right into Europe to seek new advancement opportunities.

This will be SSE Renewables' second battery storage project in delivery.

Business has a 50MW BESS site currently incomplete in Salisbury, Wiltshire, as a result of be completed later on this year.

Richard Cave-Bigley, director (solar and battery) at SSE Renewables, said: "Getting to Final Investment Decision for our Ferrybridge battery storage project is an additional amazing landmark for us.

" Situated beside the previous Ferrybridge coal power station, this essential new project shows plainly the change to net zero while sustaining new green jobs.

" SSE Renewables has almost 2GW of battery and also solar projects currently in development or unfinished.

" These technologies are key to assisting SSE supply on its ₤ 25bn Net Zero Acceleration Programme to offer the green energy we need to decarbonise.

" By constructing out extra battery storage, we can obtain more sustainable power onto the Grid. That's because batteries save power in times of excess generation and also release it when it's needed one of the most-- helping us bring flexibility as well as balance to the Grid."



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