Tesla mega-project is Lancashire-bound
A new, 50MW/100MWh utility-scale battery energy storage project is set to be built by Tesla near the town of Skelmersdale, in West Lancashire.
The project will use Megapack, Tesla’s proprietary lithium-ion technology, to store excess energy and distribute it back into the grid at times of peak demand.
The project has already begun construction and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022.
Speaking to Energy Storage News, Giles Frost, chair of Amber Infrastructure Group, the key investor in the project, said, “We are pleased to begin construction on this significant new battery project in collaboration with Tesla. The project is well timed and well located to support the ongoing changes in the UK’s energy mix.”
The UK reportedly 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 already online.