GE Vernova to supply 47.5MW two-hour BESS for UK Varco Energy project

July 10, 2024

GE Vernova’s solar & storage business has been contracted to supply a 47.5MW two-hour battery energy storage system (BESS) for Varco Energy’s Sambar Power project in Cornwall in the UK.

Additionally, GE Vernova has been contracted to provide a long-term service agreement.

Thr project is projected upon completion to be able to power the energy equivalent of 30,000 homes in the UK.

James Mills, director, Varco Energy said: “BESS are critical infrastructure to help balance the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation and break the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels. We are therefore delighted to collaborate with GE Vernova on the 47.5MW – 2 hour duration – Sambar Power project. At Varco we are committed to investing in assets that will accelerate renewable integration, sustain a resilient grid and drive consumer value in the UK. This is Varco’s second project contracted with GE Vernova and the third overall, as the company continues to expand its portfolio of utility-scale BESS across the U.K.”

Prakash Chandra, president & CEO of GE Vernova’s solar & storage solutions business added: “GE Vernova is delighted to be chosen by Varco to provide a national grid connected battery energy storage system for their Sambar Power project in Cornwall. Our ‘FLEX’ portfolio being deployed here is designed to provide flexible, reliable and intelligent solutions that help solve complex renewable integration and grid challenges while maximizing value for customers. We hope to advance our common mission of providing dispatchable and reliable clean energy that will benefit thousands of people, while contributing to the transition to a clean energy future in the UK.”