This is great to see happening on the doorstep of our Liverpool office. The offshore wind developments at Burbo Bank and beyond are impressive, including the 8MW turbines recently installed. This addition of large scale energy storage is the latest edition. Almost as good to read about as last nights Champions League victory.
Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, has confirmed its entry into the UK battery storage market with a new 20MW project near Liverpool. The 20MW Carnegie Road battery will be developed by Ørsted as its first venture into large-scale storage and is expected to be operational by the end of 2018. Grid connections and planning permits are already in place and Ørsted expects to start construction in May. NEC Energy Solutions has been selected as the supplier of the battery system. Shaw Energi, the firm originally intending to develop the project, will continue to be support its execution.