Shanghai Electric has revealed that its 100MW/100MWh REP1&2 energy storage station in the UK has commenced commercial operations.
The achievement was swiftly followed by yet another milestone — the grid connection of the Fiskerton II-A solar project, culminating the completion of the company’s eight solar projects in the country.
Located in Lincolnshire, the Fiskerton II-A solar project represents the final installment of Shanghai Electric’s ambitious venture, aligning with the company’s vision to spearhead sustainable energy initiatives in the UK.
This venture unfolded across a timeline, with each project progressively connecting to the grid:
West Holcombe in Shillingford: Connected in January 2022
Bishop’s Waltham in Winchester: Connected in June 2022
Outwood in Billericay and Ingham in Bury St. Edmunds: Connected in July 2022
Trowse Newton in Norwich: Connected in August 2022
Sweeting Thorns in Scunthorpe: Connected in January 2023
Low Farm in Grimsby: Connected in April 2023
Fiskerton II-A in Lincolnshire: Grid connection achieved in December 2023
These ventures span East and Southeast England, strategically positioned to address heightened power demands, particularly during the colder seasons, as indicated by statistics from Statista Research Department.
The REP1&2 project, situated in Kent, stands adorned with cutting-edge lithium iron phosphate batteries sourced from Gotion New Energy’s Nantong factory. Developed by Pacific Green and acquired earlier this year by a subsidiary of Generali, Italy’s largest and the world’s third-largest insurance company, the project operates under the auspices of Shell Energy Europe.
Shanghai Electric played a pivotal role in furnishing a comprehensive suite of energy storage system solutions, encompassing 38 battery containers and 20 PCS containers. This feat marks a significant leap forward for Shanghai Electric, amplifying its presence and influence within the global energy storage market.
“The eight solar projects delivered by Shanghai Electric in Lincolnshire will provide 128,117MWh of green electricity in the UK annually,” Stuart Mellor, the project manager of Fiskerton II-A project, remarked.