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SSE acquires first grid-scale battery storage project for UK services

August 25, 2021

Energy Storage News:

Scotland-headquartered multinational energy company SSE has acquired development rights for its first 50MW battery storage asset from developer Harmony Energy.

The project in Wiltshire, south west England, is expected to come to financial close and be fully constructed over the next 18 months. It will then be used by the energy company to deliver balancing services to the UK’s electricity system operator National Grid ESO.

“As we put more renewable energy on the grid and phase out fossil fuels, battery storage has a key role to play in helping the UK decarbonise,” said Richard Cave-Bigley, SSE’s sector director for distributed generation & storage.

The company’s distributed energy team is looking to adopt a whole systems approach by investing in, building and connecting localised flexible assets. These will support SSE’s portfolio of renewable energy technologies, with the largest portfolio in the UK and Ireland according to the company. SSE is one of the traditional ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers in the UK, serving millions of customers around the country.

[Molly Lempriere]

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