Sembcorp Energy UK plans 360-MW battery on Teesside
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Sembcorp Energy UK, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries Ltd (SGX:U96), said today it plans to build Europe’s largest battery, 360 MW in size, at its site at Wilton International on Teesside.
The battery energy storage system will be built in phases, with available land and connections at the site to facilitate fast installation, according to the announcement. It will add to 70 MW of batteries that the company currently has in operation and another 50 MW expected to come online in early 2022.
“With a growing reliance on renewables, the UK energy system needs to be flexible and able to respond quickly to changes,” noted Andy Koss, chief executive of UK and Middle East at Sembcorp Industries. “Additionally, the location of 360 MW of batteries at Wilton International strengthens Teesside’s green regeneration and position as a hub of low-carbon innovation in the North East,” Koss also said.
Sembcorp Energy UK has an operating portfolio of almost 1 GW of energy generation and battery storage. Its Wilton International site provides industrial businesses with combined heat and power (CHP) through a private wire network supplying electricity from gas and biomass.