SSE Renewables, an energy company based in Scotland, has invested in its second battery energy storage system (BESS) project. The 150MW/300MWh storage system will be located near the former Ferrybridge power plant in West Yorkshire, England, and should be fully operational by late 2024. Manchester-based engineering company OCU Group will begin construction on the project this month.
Chinese electric equipment company Sungrow Power will supply its ESS PowerTitan battery system for the project. Tailored for utility-scale energy storage, the system uses a direct-current-to-direct-current controller to charge and discharge the individual lithium-ion battery packs.
The PowerTitan relies on liquid cooling for thermal management. Additionally, it utilises AI to monitor battery health and prolong the system’s life span.
SSE Renewables allocated £24 billion for green energy projects in 2022 as part of its net zero acceleration programme. The company said it has nearly 2GW of solar and battery projects under construction or in development. This its second battery storage project in delivery. It has a 50MW BESS site already under construction in Salisbury, Wiltshire, due to be completed later this year.
SSE’s new battery storage project will uphold Ferrybridge’s longstanding reputation as a vital energy hub for the UK.