Italians join EDF on UK storage
Nidec ASI to batteries for 49MW project in West Burton
EDF Energy Renewables has signed a contract with Nidec ASI to build a 49MW battery storage project for the UK’s National Grid.
The project, which will be built at EDF Energy’s West Burton site in Nottinghamshire, is part of a new 200MW enhanced frequency response system that will be deployed across the UK to balance the grid.
Nidec ASI will supply the battery storage system and integrate it with a power management system provided by EDF Store & Forecast, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles.
EDF Energy Renewables chief executive Matthieu Hue said: “We expect the project to be operational early next year.”
Image: West Burton facility where the battery storage project will be located (EDF)