The Leighton Buzzard Battery Energy Storage Park is a 6,000kW energy storage project located in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 3NU, UK.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2013 and was commissioned in 2014.


The Leighton Buzzard Battery Energy Storage Park is owned by UK Power Networks Holdings (100%).

The key applications of the project are electric energy time shift, electric supply reserve capacity – non-spinning, frequency regulation, stationary transmission/distribution upgrade, deferral and voltage support.

Contractors involved

Samsung SDI and UK Power Networks Holdings have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The Energy Storage System is funded by a $22,362,912.00 investment from Office of Gas and Electricity Markets.


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