Battery storage

Since building one of Europe’s largest battery storage projects we have grown to become one of the UK’s leading developers of battery storage.

Our Pivot Power team has a portfolio of 37 sites across England and Wales where they are connecting grid-scale batteries directly to the high-voltage transmission network. Together, these sites will provide up to 2GW of flexible capacity to integrate more renewable energy, support mass-scale electric vehicle (EV) charging and accelerate a net zero future.

Pivot Power’s first sites, 50MW/50MWh lithium-ion systems in Cowley, Oxford, and Kemsley, Kent, are already operational. The Cowley site forms part of Energy Superhub Oxford, a world-leading urban decarbonisation project led by Pivot Power in partnership with Oxford City Council.  

This Energy Superhub model is being replicated at Pivot Power’s next two sites, in Coventry and Sandwell, to the north-west of Birmingham. These will combine transmission-connected batteries with high volume power infrastructure for EV charging, creating the low carbon infrastructure needed to power more of our lives with clean energy. 

This innovative approach supports EDF group’s ambition to become Europe’s leading e-mobility energy company by 2023 and forms a key pillar of its plan to develop an additional 10GW of battery storage globally by 2035.

"Our battery portfolio will help future-proof the UK’s energy system, giving it the essential flexibility to manage growing levels of solar and wind power whilst also supporting the adoption of EVs."

Matthieu Hue, EDF Renewables UK & Ireland CEO