November 4 (Renewables Now) - Electricite de France SA (EPA:EDF) has brought Pivot Power, a UK battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging startup, under its renewable energy wing.
Pivot Power and its portfolio of projects across more than 40 sites in the UK are now part of EDF Renewables, the French power utility group said Monday.
The startup has plans to install up to 2 GW of batteries and build a private wire infrastructure to support the installation of mass rapid charging points across the UK.
According to EDF, Pivot Power’s projects can host a battery capable of exporting 50 MW and support hundreds of rapid EV chargers, a feature that makes them suitable for large retail facilities, logistics centres, bus depots and amusement parks.
For its first two storage projects, Pivot Power has secured land, planning and grid connection and expects to commission them in 2020.
EDF said the acquisition brings the company closer to the targets laid out in the electricity storage and the electric mobility plans.