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Public Power Solutions (PPS), the wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council, the governing body of a small town between London and Bristol, has submitted a planning application to build one of the UK’s largest battery-based electricity storage facilities.
A partnership between academe, the city of Coventry and other local partners was announced last week with GBP80 million ($108m) government funding. The National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF), was announced by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, while attending an energy conference on the University of Warwick campus.
The new national facility will be established in the Coventry and Warwickshire area will enable UK based companies and researchers come together to build and maintain a “world leading position” in manufacturing technologies for batteries and their components in vehicles and transportation. It will provide a crucial new strategic link between the research, development and full-scale industrialisation for battery technologies across the UK.
UK-based energy storage firm redT said it has signed “initial” deals to supply 12 energy storage units using vanadium redox flow technology to firms in Europe and Southeast Asia.
This company declined to give details of the contracts, but said the deals pave the way for redT to potentially supply a total of more than 300 energy storage units in the regions.