Global energy storage capacity was estimated to have reached 27,391,265.1kW by the end of 2022 and is forecasted to grow to 353,879,813.4kW by 2030. The UK had 2,521,947kW of capacity in 2022 and this is expected to rise to 13,000,000kW by 2030. Listed below are the five largest energy storage projects by capacity in the UK, according to GlobalData’s power database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global energy storage segment. Buy the latest energy storage projects profiles here.

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1. Sunnica Solar-plus-Battery Energy Storage System

The Sunnica Solar-plus-Battery Energy Storage System is a 500,000kW lithium-ion batteryEngland, the UK.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 2025.

The project is owned and developed by Sunnica.

2. EFDA JET Fusion Flywheel Energy Storage System

The EFDA JET Fusion Flywheel Energy Storage System is a 400,000kW flywheel energy storage project located in Abingdon, England, the UK. The rated storage capacity of the project is 5,560kWh.

The electro-mechanical battery storage project uses flywheel storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 2006.

The project is owned by EFDA-JET.

3. Penso Power-Hams Hall Battery Energy Storage System

The Penso Power-Hams Hall Battery Energy Storage System is a 350,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Hams Hall, North Warwickshire, England, the UK. The rated storage capacity of the project is 1,750,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project was announced in 2022.

The project is developed by Penso Power; Luminous Energy. Buy the profile here.

4. DP World London Gateway – Battery Energy Storage System

The DP World London Gateway – Battery Energy Storage System is a 320,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Thurrock, Essex, England, the UK. The rated storage capacity of the project is 640,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project was announced in 2020 and will be commissioned in 2025.

The project is developed by InterGen. Buy the profile here.

5. Fortress Solar PV Park-Battery Energy Storage System

The Fortress Solar PV Park-Battery Energy Storage System is a 150,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Kent, England, the UK.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project was announced in 2020 and will be commissioned in 2024.

The project is owned by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and developed by Wirsol Energy; Hive Energy.

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