Battery storage

Battery storage enables us to build and use more renewable generation. We can store wind and solar power when it’s plentiful and release it when it’s needed.

Why battery storage?

Battery storage is essential to help Britain achieve net zero and create an electricity system that is clean, affordable and secure. As well as storing power generated by renewable sources, it helps to improve the resilience of the electricity system. Flexible capacity makes it easier manage the intermittent nature of renewable sources, operate the system more efficiently, and reduce the risk of blackouts. By 2050 the UK could need over 25GW of battery storage, up from 1GW today, according to the National Grid.

40
GW
TARGET OFFSHORE WIND GENERATION BY 2030
25
GW+
AMOUNT OF BATTERY STORAGE NEEDED BY 2050
1
GW
BATTERY STORAGE AVAILABLE TODAY

Our approach

Pivot Power is developing a nationwide network of battery storage sites which will deliver up to 2GW of flexible capacity.

Transmission-connected battery storage

Our grid scale battery storage systems connect directly to National Grid’s high-voltage transmission network.

Grid connection shared with private wire

Because each battery shares a grid connection with a high-volume power connection, a large amount of power is available to enable rapid EV charging.

UK-wide network

We have already identified 40 strategic locations UK-wide, close to National Grid substations, towns and cities and major road networks.

Our batteries

As renewable generation increases and more of our lives are powered by electricity – from heating to cars – our energy system is changing. Batteries provide the flexibility needed to support these changes and create a clean, affordable and secure energy system.

More renewable generation

Batteries help to manage variations in renewable generation, storing surplus electricity when wind and solar power are plentiful, and releasing it when there is a shortfall.

Balancing electricity supply
and demand

To keep power supplies flowing, electricity supply and demand must always be equal, or ‘balanced.’ Batteries are highly flexible assets which charge or discharge as needed to ensure balance.

Increased system resiliency

Batteries respond rapidly to sudden changes in electricity supply and demand, acting as a ‘first line of defence’ to keep the energy system stable.

Future-proofing the
electricity system

Change is inevitable. Our batteries will help to ensure that the energy system is as flexible as it needs to be to accommodate both imminent and future changes.

Interested in working with us?

We’re working with world-leading partners to build and operate our battery storage portfolio. Interested in exploring opportunities for working together? Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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