EDP to install its first European standalone battery system

July 26, 2023

Wind and solar power producer EDP Renewables (EDPR) is to install a standalone battery energy storage system in Kent in the UK, the company’s first such project in Europe.  

The 50MW project – which will provide two hours of storage capacity –  has been acquired from Tupa Energy, a British company specialising in utility-scale battery storage. This project is expected to become operational by the end of 2024.

Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade, CEO of EDPR, said: “The integration of storage systems will play a crucial role in the renewable energy mix of the future, as it will contribute to address the challenge of intermittency. By mitigating the impact of external factors that can affect availability, these systems are key in overcoming one of the main limitations faced by renewables across Europe, while producing no emissions.”