A 50MW grid-scale battery that can store enough electricity to supply nearly 6,000 homes for a day from a single charge will be built at Cowley electricity sub-station, supporting a new £41 million Energy Superhub in Oxford.
The battery, located at the edge of Oxford, is part of the £41m Energy SuperHub (ESO) being delivered by a consortium led by Pivot Power. The project was awarded a £10m UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) grant in April this year.
Pivot Power were granted planning permission by South Oxfordshire District Council last Friday (19 July).
ESO will showcase electric vehicle charging, energy storage systems, and low carbon heating, providing a blueprint for city-scale decarbonisation across the UK.