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In the fast lane towards net-zero: Building sustainable energy infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of a clean transport future.
Demonstrating a vision for integrated energy and infrastructure planning, in one of the first projects to combine electric vehicles (EVs) with energy storage at large scale, Wärtsilä Energy and Pivot Power are deploying 100 megawatts (MW) of energy storage in the UK.
Pivot Power, an EDF Renewables company, is developing a world-first, national network of grid-scale batteries for rapid EV charging. The two 50 MW lithium-ion battery systems will be the first projects completed as part of Pivot Power’s programme of grid-scale energy storage and high-volume power connections.
By coupling large-scale energy storage with forecasted load demand, the project will enable a smoother transition to decarbonise both the energy and transport sectors and avoid the need to build out new fossil-fuel based infrastructure.
The projects will provide balancing services for the UK grid, including frequency response, electricity market trading and reactive power services. Plus, both sites will address two critical infrastructure challenges:
As the global energy market moves towards more flexible and sustainable energy systems, energy storage will provide the needed flexibility and reliability to support renewables and a higher share of their integration into the National Grid network.
The systems are based on Wärtsilä’s advanced energy management software platform GEMS, which leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable the intelligent management of large-scale energy storage systems for multi-application solutions. GEMS will optimise various assets and future-proof resources under a single portfolio—storage, EV infrastructure, grid fluctuations.
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How energy storage is accelerating the UK’s energy transition:
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In his current role, Luke manages the R&D of automated hybrid power plant dispatch systems for island grids and autobidding systems for merchant electricity markets, plus leads energy and power system simulation efforts.
Editor and lead journalist for Energy-Storage.news, covering the global industry for a business audience.
Matt has been involved in various parts of the energy value chain from market research and consulting at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, to electricity supply at Good Energy and Tempus Energy and renewables development at Livos Energy.
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