UK energy infrastructure company Arenko and General Electric (GE) have partnered to build a 41MW battery storage solution in the UK. This battery storage system will be located in the Midlands and is planned to become operational later this year. According to the companies, this battery storage could reduce energy bills for UK households and businesses, as well as address energy efficiency on both local and national power grids.
Claimed as one of the world’s largest battery storage facilities, the 41MW battery system will be capable of supplying on-demand power to approximately 100,000 UK homes.
The system is hoped to meet the demands put forward by new technologies like electric vehicles, the firm said.
Mirko Molinari, global commercial & marketing executive, Energy Storage at GE Power, said the partnership “cements two years of working and would deliver a battery storage solution which addresses the ever-changing needs of a modern energy system”.
The project is hoped to be operational during the second half of 2018.