SSE go-ahead for UK 150MW BESS project

SSE go-ahead for UK 150MW BESS project

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May 19, 2023: SSE Renewables has taken a final investment decision to build a 150MW BESS at a former coal-fired power station in the UK, the company said on May 12.

Financial details of the plans for the former Ferrybridge plant (pictured) in West Yorkshire were not disclosed. However, SSE said the project is part of a £25 billion ($31 billion) investment program.

Construction will start later this month, with grid connected confirmed for June 2024.

Sungrow Power Supply has been contracted to provide its liquid cooled, lithium-based PowerTitan energy storage technology for the project.

SSE has also announced that its Solar and Battery team is to become part of SSE Renewables to develop a near 2GW pipeline of battery and solar projects in the UK and Ireland.