Yorkshire turns on Europe’s most significant battery energy storage system

    Yorkshire switches on Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system

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    Europe’s most significant battery energy storage system has actually been turned on near Hull (Credits: Harmony Energy/ SWNS)

    Elon Musk’s Tesla lag the turn on of Europe’s most significant battery energy storage system, situated in East Yorkshire.

    An statement the other day stated the system has enough electrical power to power around 300,000 UK houses for 2 hours– and has actually been ‘energised’ in time for winter season.

    Commenting on Twitter, Elon Musk composed: ‘Tesla Megapacks are highly effective in addressing electricity demand spikes that cause power outages.’

    Developed by Harmony Energy Limited, and using a Tesla 2-hour Megapack system, the Pillswood job, near Hull, has the capability to accumulate to 196 MWh (megawatt hours) of electrical power in a single cycle.

    Harmony Energy stated: ‘The project will provide critical balancing services to the GB electricity grid network whilst also enabling the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy.’

    The website lies nearby to National Grid’s Creyke Beck substation, the exact same connection point proposed for stages ‘A’ and ‘B’ of the world’s biggest overseas wind farm, Dogger Bank, which is set to go survive on the very first stage in Summer 2023.

    The Pillswood job, near Hull, has the capability to accumulate to 196 MWh (Credits: Harmony Energy/ SWNS)

    ‘Batteries allow National Grid to increase the performance of wind farms by decreasing the quantity of time a wind farm requires to be turned off, “curtailed”, due to supply/demand imbalances or network restraints,’ state Harmony Energy.

    Construction of the Pillswood job has actually been handled byTesla The job was initially meant to end up being functional over 2 stages in December 2022 and March 2023, however the schedule has actually sped up to allow both stages to energise this month, in time to assistance National Grid in its efforts to supply steady and safe power to UK families over the tough winter season duration.

    Peter Kavanagh, Harmony Energy Director, stated: ‘The conclusion and energisation of the Pillswood plan, the biggest of its kind in Europe by energy capability, is a considerable turning point for Harmony Energy Income Trust, being the very first of 6 comparable jobs the Trust plans to provide in the coming year.

    ‘It is also a significant achievement for Harmony Energy Limited: this project is the third, and largest, battery energy storage project which we have developed and subsequently delivered through construction.’

    Peter Kavanagh, Harmony Energy Director (Credits: Harmony Energy/ SWNS)

    ‘All stakeholders have actually identified the significance of attaining energisation for this job ahead of winter season, and we wish to thank Tesla, G2 Energy and Northern Powergrid for their efforts in providing the job ahead of schedule in spite of a really tough geopolitical and worldwide supply chain environment.

    ‘Battery energy storage systems are vital to opening the complete capacity of renewable resource in the UK, and we hope this specific one highlights Yorkshire as a leader in green energy services.

    ‘These projects are not supported by taxpayer subsidy and will play a major role in contributing to the Net Zero transition, as well as ensuring the future security of the UK’ s energy supply and decreased dependence on foreign gas imports.’

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    Harmony Energy state the job will be run through Autobidder, Tesla’s algorithmic trading platform, which has actually shown ‘a strong track record’ over the previous 2 years in handling the Holes Bay and Contego jobs– 2 existing battery storage jobs likewise established by Harmony Energy Limited in combination with FRV.

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