Pivot Power has won planning approval for two new battery sites in Luton and Cornwall.
The EDF Renewables subsidiary will build the two new grid-scale battery facilities in Sundon, Luton, and Indian Queens, Cornwall.
The 50MW/100MWh lithium-ion battery storage facility in Sundon is expected to begin construction in early 2023, with the aim of being connected to National Grid’s substation later that year. Once constructed, Pivot Power will also develop a private wire for electric vehicle (EV) charging to help address the national need for rapid charging hubs.
In Indian Queens, Pivot Power will share a grid connection with two other developers, including Renewable Connections, a UK-based renewable energy company, who submitted a joint planning application with Pivot Power. Both companies have received consent for a 50MW/100MWh battery, each for construction and connection to the National Grid in 2024. Pivot Power will add a private wire once the battery is live, helping to bolster the EV charging infrastructure in Cornwall.
The two projects will form a part of Pivot Power’s nationwide rollout of Energy Superhubs, which will deliver up to 2GW of transmission-connected battery storage and high-volume power connections.