Econergy acquires 50MW/100MWh UK battery storage project

Econergy acquires 50MW/100MWh UK battery storage project

Published: 14 Jan 2022, 15:05

The 50MW/100MWh BESS is to be located in Yorkshire. Image: Andy Harbach (Flickr)

Econergy Renewable Energy has kicked off a 800MW pipeline of UK storage with the acquisition of a 50MW/100MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).

This pipeline – which is to have an expected 1,600MWh capacity – is to be developed in two configurations, as co-location projects together with a 900MW solar PV pipeline and as standalone grid-support storage projects.

Its expected the total UK solar and storage pipeline will be operational by 2025.

The first project in this pipeline is the Swangate Energy Storage project, which Econergy has acquired in full from Yoo Energy. It is to be located in Yorkshire, with the BESS having received the necessary permits for development, including approval for grid connection.

Construction work is to begin this quarter, with the commercial operations date for the project expected to be early next year.

“This project will help us to become a key player in the UK storage market as we look to significantly expand our portfolio of projects under development in the coming months,” Eyal Podhorzer, Econergy’s CEO said.

Earlier this week, another BESS also to be located in Yorkshire was announced. Catalyst Capital has acquired the site in Yorkshire for the development of a 100MW battery facility, with planning permission having been granted last year.

Meanwhile, the 99.9MW Lakeside BESS – acquired by TagEnergy from RES late last year – is also to be located in Yorkshire. 

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