Sembcorp Energy UK (SEUK) has unveiled plans to build Europe’s largest battery energy storage system in the UK, which will have a capacity of 360MW.
SEUK intends to construct the battery at its site at Wilton International on Teesside.
At the Wilton International site, SEUK has available land and connections ready to enable swift instalment of the batteries, which will be built in tranches.
SEUK operates 70MW of batteries, with a further 50MW already in the pipeline and due to be operational in early 2022.
As one of the UK’s largest battery portfolios, the units can supply power and other services to the national grid in a matter of milliseconds, and such rapid response time is crucial to maintaining a secure and stable energy system that will aid the UK’s low-carbon transition.
Sembcorp Industries UK and Middle East chief executive Andy Koss said: “Sembcorp Energy UK is committed to accelerating the energy transition with sustainable solutions, such as batteries.
“Additionally, the location of 360MW of batteries at Wilton International strengthens Teesside’s green regeneration and position as a hub of low-carbon innovation in the North East."