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August 30, 2021

Pivot Power-Nursling Electricity Sub-station – Battery Energy Storage System, UK

By Carmen

The Pivot Power-Nursling Electricity Sub-station – Battery Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in City of Southampton, England, UK.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2022.


The Pivot Power-Nursling Electricity Sub-station – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Pivot Power.

The key applications of the project are demand response, grid support services and ev charging.

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Pivot Power is the developer of Pivot Power-Nursling Electricity Sub-station – Battery Energy Storage System.

Additional information

Pivot Power has announced plans to build a £25 million grid-scale battery and an electric vehicle (EV) charging superhub on the edge of Southampton. Test Valley Borough Council has given Pivot permission to install a 50 MW battery at Nursling electricity sub-station. Arun Construction Services Ltd has been awarded battery energy storage installation contract by Downing LLP.

Pivot power developing a national network of Energy Superhubs. These combine grid-scale batteries with high volume power connections to create rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, powered by low carbon energy. Pivot have chosen sites that are close to National Grid substations, major road networks and nearby towns and cities. At each location Pivot plan to build a 50 MW battery connected to the high-voltage transmission network.


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