Invinity completes flow battery delivery to Oxford’s Energy Superhub, warns of supply chain concern into 2022

Invinity Energy Systems says it has delivered its third and final storage cluster to ‘Energy Superhub Oxford’, one of three demonstrator projects part-funded by the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund that include rapid vehicle charging.
The full system at the site is due to be energised by end of year, with customer handover expected to occur in early 2022, Invinity said in an update.
It also gave an update on other UK installations of its Flow Batteries. A system to supply Scottish Water is now on site, with the installation processes currently underway prior to batteries being energised later this year. Installation at the European Marine Energy Centre on Orkney remains on track for its scheduled delivery before the end of 2021. Since publishing its Interim Results on 28 September 2021 Invinity says it has shipped more than 4.2MWh of batteries (over 20 VS3 units) to customer sites.

Supply chain concern
However, Invinity warned of supply chain issues and inflationary pressures, which it said “are being felt across many industries in the transitional energy supply chain”.
It believes that although issues will continue into 2022, they are temporary. The concern was echoed in an update from Alfen. Discussing its EV charger business, and ‘nascent’ storage business, Alfen chief executive Marco Roeleveld said “the high demand for components, especially electrical ones, continues to put pressure on the supply chain throughout the world. … Looking forward, we still expect supply chain pressure to continue well into 2022.”

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