Invinity Energy Systems plc has been awarded Â£11 million in funding by the UK governmentâ€™s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) to build what it describes as the â€œlargest grid-scale battery ever manufactured in the UKâ€.
The Vanadium Flow Battery (VFB) Longer Duration Energy Asset Demonstrator project will involve a 30 MWh Invinity VFB system deployed at a key node on the National Grid.
The battery will be capable of delivering more than 7 MW of power on demand.
With a capacity equivalent to the daily energy use of more than 3,500 homes, this battery will be the largest ever to be manufactured in the UK. Approximately six times larger than Invinityâ€™s battery system at the Energy Superhub Oxford, it will also be â€œone of the worldâ€™s largest flow batteriesâ€, an Invinity statement said
â€œFurthermore, with the ability to deliver full power for a discharge duration of over 4 hours, it is expected to be the largest long duration battery asset connected to the UK grid,â€ the statement added.
Two other energy storage projects also received funding from DESNZ. They were: