Wärtsilä and SSE introduce 50MW/100MWh battery energy storage development

Jun 28, 2022 01:48 PM ET
  • Wärtsilä is to offer a 50MW/100MWh energy storage space system for SSE's initial grid-scale battery project in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Wärtsilä and SSE introduce 50MW/100MWh battery energy storage development
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It will be the first such website to be directly connected to the transmission network by SSE's new solar as well as battery department. The battery order was booked in April 2022, and also the system is expected to be operational by September 2023.

" Today is a crucial turning point for SSE as we build out our first battery storage project at Salisbury, however it is also simply the beginning of a multi-GW pipeline of solar as well as battery projects to come," Richard Cave-Bigley, SSE's supervisor of solar and also battery, said.

" Battery storage has a vital function to play in aiding the UK to decarbonise by ensuring we maximize the enhancing levels of renewable energy coming onto the Grid. SSE is spending ₤ 24bn over this years (circa ₤ 7m a day) in reduced carbon infrastructure of this kind and we are delighted to be working along with Wärtsilä to give the balancing and also flexibility solutions we require to aid the UK get to net no."

Wärtsilä's GridSolv Quantum, a completely integrated, modular and small energy storage system, will be utilized for the site, along with its energy monitoring software program GEMS Digital Energy Platform. The asset will supply grid harmonizing solutions such as wholesale energy trading.

The Salisbury site growth adheres to SSE obtaining the advancement rights for the 50MW battery storage asset from Harmony Energy in August 2021. In addition the company got its very first solar farm in January 2022, taking on the growth rights for a 30MW solar ranch at Littleton Pastures from Stark Energy.

Wärtsilä at the same time is mounting a variety of similarly sized battery energy storage systems around the UK, consisting of working on the 50MW/50MWh Kemsley battery with EDF and also Pivot Power which went live at the end of last year.

" The UK can capitalise on its substantial potential for renewable resource by building more of it right now, yet energy storage must not be forgotten-- properly stabilizing the intermittency of renewables is the missing part of the web absolutely no challenge," stated Kenneth Engblom, vice president of Europe and Africa, Wärtsilä Energy.

" If correctly deployed, energy storage space will certainly make it possible for the grid to take care of changes in renewable resource supply and also make certain that completion users of energy have protected power supply as we switch over to cheaper, cleaner energy. This project is a large moment for us as we aid one of the UK's largest energy gamers scale up renewable energy and provide even more British consumers with dependable, affordable, and clean energy."



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