Planning permission has been granted for the development of a 2MW/5MWh vanadium redox flow battery at a substation in Oxford, UK.
The system by RedT is part of the Energy Superhub Oxford project led by led by Pivot Power with a consortium of Habitat Energy, Kensa, Oxford City Council, the University of Oxford and UK-based firm.
The £41 million (US$51m) grid-scale project will involve the installation of the world’s first transmission-connected 48MW/50MWh lithium-ion and redox-flow hybrid battery.
The overall system includes large-scale electric vehicle charging and ground source heat pumps connected to substation in Cowley, Oxford, via Pivot Power’s machine-based learning technology.
Pivot’s cloud hosted and AI powered software will use algorithms to forecast energy demand/supply optimisation, and manage battery degradation.
RedT’s executive chairman Neil O’Brien said: “With planning approval now in place, we’re looking forward to moving to the next phase on the Energy Superhub Oxford project alongside our consortium partners.”
“This is the first UK grid-scale project for RedT and will be the largest deployment of vanadium redox flow technology in the UK to date.”