UK’s latest Tesla Megapack project begins
Renewable Energy firm Fotowatio Renewable Ventures has begun construction work on tis second battery storage plant project in the UK.
The West Sussex plant will use Tesla Megapack batteries to provide 34MW of power storage. It will be connected to the grid and managed by UK Power Networks, who will shift energy stored at off-peak times to help mitigate the impact of peaks in demand as well as integrating renewable energy onto the network.
Construction is expected to be completed in June 2021. Energy Storage News reports that at this year’s Energy Storage Summit 2021, industry analyst Lauren Cook from Solar Media Market Research said that the UK now has a pipeline of more than 14GW of battery projects at various stages of development and more than 1.2GW of lithium-ion battery storage online.