Sembcorp Energy UK (SEUK) has unveiled plans to build a 360MW battery storage facility in the UK – the largest of its kind in Europe.
SEUK intends to construct the battery at its site at Wilton International on Teesside.
The clean energy company already has land and connections available at the Wilton site to facilitate the swift installation of the batteries.
SEUK manages one of the UK’s largest battery portfolios, supplying power and other services to the national grid in a matter of milliseconds. Such rapid response time is crucial to maintaining a secure and stable energy system that will aid the UK’s low-carbon transition, the company said.
Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, commented: “Since the Industrial Revolution the ingenuity of Teessiders has spearheaded the development of new technologies. With this announcement, which will see the creation of Europe’s largest battery on the Wilton site, the message is clear: if you want to pioneer low-carbon innovation then come to Teesside.”
Andy Koss, Sembcorp Industries UK and Middle East chief executive, 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.”
Image credit: SEUK
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