Harmony Energy Income Trust announced the official launch of the Pillswood project, which is considered Europe’s new largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), by capacity.
The site, located in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, UK, has been successfully energized and will now “provide critical balancing services” to the electricity grid network, as well as enable further replacement of fossil fuel power plants with renewable energy.
According to Harmony Energy Limited, the Pillswood project can store up to 196 MWh of energy and has a power output of up to 98 MW, which means a two-hour power supply at full power (or longer at lower power).
The BESS consists of Tesla Megapack blocks (about 3 MWh each), which once again shows us how big an impact Tesla has in Europe – not only in the car business but also in electricity generation. Besides batteries, Tesla provided also its Autobidder trading platform.
“The project will be operated through Autobidder, Tesla’s algorithmic trading platform, which has demonstrated a strong track record over the past two years in managing the Holes Bay and Contego projects – two existing battery storage projects also developed by Harmony Energy Limited in conjunction with FRV.”
Here is a short video from the construction site (September 2022):
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