The Burwell Battery Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Cambridgeshire, England, UK.

The project was announced in 2017 and will be commissioned in 2022.


The Burwell Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Aura Power Developments. The project is owned by EDF Renewables (100%), a subsidiary of Electricite de France.

The key applications of the project are power smoothing and grid support services.

Contractors involved

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EDF Renewables is the owner. Aura Power Developments is the developer.

Additional information

The project main aim is to provide critical services to National Grid to ensure smooth operation of the UK’s electricity network and facilitate the addition of intermittent generation from renewable sources.

This project is acquired by EDF Renewables UK from AGR.
Corcel plc has received both the planning permission and a grid connection for the Burwell energy project in England.

About Aura Power Developments

Aura Power Developments Ltd (Aura Power) is a provider of renewable energy solutions. The company develops, finances, builds and operates utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage projects. Its service offering include project management; engineering, procurement and construction; operation and maintenance of renewable power plants. The company’s project portfolio includes Carlam Hill Solar Park, Fox Coulee Solar Park, Empress Solar Park and others. Aura Power develops and manages power projects in Canada, Portugal, Ireland and Italy. The company has operational presence in Canada, Portugal and Spain. It serves solar power and battery storage sectors. Aura Power is headquartered in Bristol, England, the UK.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.