FRV, Harmony embark on 34-MW battery storage project in Sussex
Energy storage facility, UK.
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UK project developer Harmony Energy Storage (HESL) and Spain-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) will jointly build a 34 MW/68 MWh battery storage facility in West Sussex.
The new system, called Contego, will use 28 Megapack lithium-ion batteries by Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), with its construction scheduled to begin this month near Burgess Hill, FRV said on Thursday. The installation is planned to be switched on in 2021.
The duo has closed already funding and construction contracts for the new project, said Peter Kavanagh, CEO of Harmony Energy.
The battery facility will be hooked to the UK Power Networks distribution network, thus providing storage capacity and peak-time flexibility to utility National Grid (LON:NG).
FRV, part of Saudi Arabia's Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, and Harmony this summer completed their first project in the UK, a 7.5 MW/15 MWh energy storage plant at Holes Bay, Dorset, that is also equipped with the Tesla Megapack batteries.
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