- FRV and Harmony have begun construction works of Clay Tye Battery Energy System Storage Plant.
- With 99MW / 198MWh it is by MWh the UK’s largest battery storage development in build and will assist in the mission decarbonization of Britain’s energy grid.
- Clay Tye, uses 52Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries, together with Tesla’s Autobidder.
London, 18 July 2022
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, and UK developer Harmony Energy, have announced the initial construction works of Clay Tye, UK’s largest battery storage development project in their mission to contribute to the decarbonization of Britain’s energy grid.
The Clay Tye site is located in Essex and will have a total power of 99MW / 198MWh, making it the biggest project of its kind under construction in the UK. Clay Tye follows the successful completion of FRV and Harmony Energy’s West-Sussex based battery storage facility, Contego, which has a capacity of 34 MW / 68 MWh. It also follows the completion of FRV’s Dorset-based Holes Bay battery energy storage project, which has a capacity of 7.5 MW / 15 MWh. The project reflects FRV’s long-term investment plan to develop energy storage projects globally in countries like Australia, Mexico, Chile and Spain.
Clay Tye, uses 52 Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries, together with Tesla’s Autobidder AI software for energy capacity exchange and efficient project management. The Megapack batteries have a capacity of 198 MWh and are connected to UK Power Networks distribution network, providing the capability to store energy from renewable sources and afford peak-time flexibility to the UK National Grid as part of the UK’s continuing shift away from fossil fuels.
Both FRV and Harmony Energy expect the BESS plant to be finished and energizing during the first quarter of 2023.
Recently FRV-X (FRV´s innovation and venturing division) became Evergen major investor after closing a A$15 million Series-B fundraise. Evergen is a market leading renewable energy software business that optimises the performance of residential, commercial, and utility-scale battery systems. Batteries are then orchestrated in fleets enabling network operators, retailers and others to use these systems as Virtual Power Plants (VPPs).