Battery sites see capacities jump up

Anesco has received approval from Brentwood Borough Council to develop a 50MW battery storage facility in Essex. The installation, on a 2Ha site adjacent to a 132kV substation, will comprise 28 battery container units and offer flexibility services to National Grid.
Anesco said it has more than 430MW of new solar and storage projects in planning or at the ready to build stage, with a total pipeline exceeding 2GW, while its O&M team is managing more than 1.1GW of renewable energy assets.
Meanwhile developers Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy) and Harmony Energy said a new 34MW battery at Burgess Hill, Wrst Sussex, has been connected to the distribution grid by UK Power Networks. It comprises 28 Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries, and the batteries use Tesla’s advanced Autobidder AI software for real-time trading and control.
The developers have now announced that work will start at another battery project at Clay Tye in Essex, which will also be connected to UK Power Networks’ distribution network. Clay Tye will be nearly three times the capacity of the site in West Sussex at 99MW/198MWh.

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