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Sembcorp Energy UK 60 MW Ultra Fast Battery Storage start Operation

Power News - Published on Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Sembcorp Energy UK announced that the first 60 MW of its battery energy storage system fleet are now in operation. Located in Asfordby in Leicestershire, and Ellesmere Port and Runcorn in Cheshire, the three battery storage sites recently came online following licensing approval and successful testing. These additions bring Sembcorp Energy UK total operational energy portfolio to 973 MW. These sites comprise half of a 120 MW portfolio of battery storage projects one of the largest transacted fleets of its kind in Europe. When completed in 2020, the entire fleet will further boost Sembcorp ability to provide the flexible distributed energy generation needed to decarbonise the UK system.

Developed in partnership with Fluence, the leading global provider of energy storage technology and services, the units are able to supply power in a matter of milliseconds. This rapid response will help National Grid keep the lights on and avoid situations such as the outage of 9 August 2019, when the UK suffered its largest blackout in more than a decade.

These battery storage installations join Sembcorp’s UK fleet of gas-fired plants, which provide flexible, efficient, rapid-response power to the UK energy market. A total of 40 sites are remotely monitored and controlled from the central operations facility in Solihull, where they can be called upon by National Grid at times of high demand.

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Tue, 12 Nov 2019
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