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SSE to build 150MW UK BESS

May 15, 2023

SSE Renewables has entered into contracts to build a 150MW battery energy storage system (BESS) on the site of the company’s former Ferrybridge coal-fired power station in West Yorkshire, England.

The power station was decommissioned by SSE in 2016. 

With a grid connection confirmed for June 2024, the project is expected to be fully operational by late 2024 and is being developed in conjunction with battery technology supplier Sungrow Power Supply and construction partner OCU Services.

This will be SSE Renewables’ second battery storage project. It has a 50MW BESS site currently under construction in Salisbury, Wiltshire, which is due to be completed later this year.