Wärtsilä adds SSE to partners for 50MW battery installation

Wärtsilä and SSE have joined forces to install a 50MW/100MWh battery in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The battery will be the first from SSE’s new solar and battery division to be connected directly to the transmission network. It is expected to start up in September 2023.
across the UK, demonstrating their commitment to supporting more renewable energy and helping the UK reach its net zero targets. Energy storage capacity will need to dramatically rise to 18 GW by 2035 to manage the transition, according to modelling from Wärtsilä
Richard Cave-Bigley, SSE’s Director of Solar and Battery, said: “Today is a key milestone for SSE as we build out our first battery storage project at Salisbury, but it is also just the beginning of a multi-GW pipeline of solar and battery projects to come.”
Wärtsilä says the UK’s energy storage pipeline has doubled within the past year. With EDF Renewables’ Pivot Power subsidiary it is installing four 50MW/100MWh batteries at Cowley, Kemsley, Coventry and Bustleholme, which will be deployed alongside Pivot Power’s Energy Superhub electric vehicle charging points.

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