SSE Energy Solutions has announced that its first 50MW battery storage project in Salisbury will be delivered by the technology group Wärtsilä.
Last year SSE Energy Solutions announced it had purchased the project development rights for its first 50MW battery storage asset on a consented site in Wiltshire, from Harmony Energy Limited.
SSE Plc is investing £7m a day into low carbon infrastructure as part of its £25bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme) until 2030. The battery will be the first of SSE Energy Solutions grid-scale solar and battery projects to support access to clean, reliable energy by balancing the intermittency of renewables.
The order was booked to Wärtsilä’s intake in March this year and the system is expected to become operational in September 2023.
The energy storage system will support the UK’s national grid with reliable services such as wholesale market trading, crucial for balancing renewable energy generation throughout the day. The UK’s energy storage pipeline has doubled within the past year, demonstrating the growing importance of energy flexibility as the UK scales up its renewable capacity.
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