EDF Renewables to start up 50MW Coventry battery in 2023

EDF Renewables UK has started construction of a new 50MW / 100MWh/ 2hr battery in Coventry replicating the company’s so-called Energy Superhub already operating in Oxford.
The lithium-ion battery, delivered by Wärtsilä, will be directly connected to the high-voltage transmission network and controlled via Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Platform.
Energy Superhub Coventry also support an EV charging network at strategic charging locations around the city.
Construction at the battery site started in August and it is expected to be live next year. EDF Renewables said it would be of up to 40 similar projects it is developing across the country, providing 2GW of transmission-connected battery storage to support more renewables and create infrastructure for mass-scale, rapid EV charging and broader urban decarbonisation.
Matthew Boulton, Director of Storage and Private Wire at EDF Renewables UK said: “Transport and energy are the UK’s two most polluting sectors. Our Energy Superhub model helps to cut emissions from both at the same time, scaling up renewable energy and clean transport to accelerate a net zero future”.
Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change at Coventry City Council, said: “This will complement our plans for greener travel in the city, including Very Light Rail and our plans to completely electrify Coventry’s bus fleet by 2025.”