ENERGY STORAGE

Wärtsilä to supply 600MWh storage system to Zenobē for UK project

February 16, 2024

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 300MW / 600MWh energy storage system under an engineered equipment delivery (EEQ) contract to battery storage specialist Zenobē for a project in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

The energy storage system is expected to be operational by the end of 2025.

The project will be delivered under Great Britain’s National Grid’s NOA Stability Pathfinder programme, which aims to cost-effectively address stability issues in the electricity system created by the increased adoption of intermittent renewable generation.

The project is expected to abate 3.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 15 years.

“Wärtsilä is proud to partner with Zenobē to accelerate the transition to renewable energy in Scotland,” said Andy Tang, vice president, Wärtsilä energy storage & optimisation. “This project brings Wärtsilä’s portfolio of energy storage assets in the United Kingdom to over 2GWh. We are committed to assisting customers in the UK reach their national decarbonisation targets through innovative energy storage solutions.”

James Basden, founder, Zenobē, added: “Reaching this significant milestone demonstrates Zenobē’s commitment to better utilise wind power and support its growth by doubling Scotland’s battery storage capacity. Kilmarnock South will enhance the country’s position as a leader in delivering energy that is cost-effective, clean and efficient. This is an important moment as we bolster the UK’s energy infrastructure and help to ensure that every household feels the benefits of sustainable, affordable electricity”.