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August 31, 2021

EDF West Burton Battery Energy Storage System, UK

By Carmen

The EDF West Burton Battery Energy Storage System is a 49,000kW energy storage project located in Nottinghamshire, England, UK.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2018.


The EDF West Burton Battery Energy Storage System was developed by EDF Energy Renewables. The project is owned by EDF Energy Renewables (100%), a subsidiary of EDF Renewables.

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation, renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

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EDF Energy Renewables and Nidec ASI have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

West Burton is a project built by EDF Renewables that is co-located with the West Burton B combined-cycle gas plant in Nottinghamshire county. The lithium-ion battery (49 MW–24.5 MWh) is made up of 20 industrial containers, each with 2.45 MW of battery capacity provided by Nidec. This is the largest battery storage project in Europe. The EMS installed by EDF Store & Forecast controls the operation of the storage project.

About EDF Energy Renewables

EDF Energy Renewables Ltd (EDF Energy), a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles SA, is a renewables development company that generates electricity from renewable power sources such as wind. The company develops, constructs, produces, operates and maintains of wind farms. It operates both onshore and offshore wind projects including solar, biomass, small hydro and marine renewable projects. EDF Energy provides production follow up and analysis, supervision of plant production, ongoing inspection and maintenance. The company operates through land owners and investment firms. Its projects include Burnhead, Park Spring, Burnfoot North, and High Hedley Hope II, among others. EDF Energy is headquartered in London, the UK


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