SSE Ferrybridge Energy Storage Project Reaches Milestone

Last updated: June 4, 2024

Multinational energy firm SSE is in the process of establishing an energy storage facility in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire.

According to the official company website, the project has reached a substantial milestone as the first batteries have arrived on site. There are also SSE battery storage sites under construction in North Yorkshire and Warrington.

SSE Renewables prioritise hydro, solar and wind power as well as battery storage. The purpose of battery storage sites is to store energy generated by renewable technology for later use.

SSE intends to add 136 battery energy storage system (BESS) units to the Ferrybridge site in the weeks ahead. The company also claims the facility may power more than 240,000 homes in peak demand. According to the Ferrybridge BESS project manager, those working on the project will also add a 132kv transformer.

SSE expects this project stage to be complete by the end of the month. Construction initially began last August and SSE anticipates the entire project will be complete late this year.

The battery installation is being undertaken by SSE alongside OCU Energy and Notus Contract Lifting. The latter company is the project crane supplier.

As renewable technology expands and the UK works toward key climate goals like carbon net zero by 2050, the need for BESS facilities will only grow.

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