Sungrow supplying Utility-scale Battery systems for Statera's massive Energy Storage project in UK

March 30, 2022
The project will help the country offset its high dependence on wind generation by strengthening the Dynamic Containment frequency response service of the National Grid

Statera Energy signed up Sungrow to provide a ST3727kWh-3450UD-MV turnkey energy storage system solution for its 362 MW/391 MWh battery project in the U.K.

The Sungrow system is part of the equation to help ensure power supply during peak demand periods or when there is under-production of utility-scale wind power in multiple suburbs.

The project will help the country offset its high dependence on wind generation by strengthening the Dynamic Containment frequency response service of the National Grid.

The first phase of the project was connected to the grid in the first quarter and the rest will come online within this year. It will help UK meet its Capacity Market objective of ensuring long-term security of supply.

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Statera Energy’s Managing Director Tom Vernon said, “We have partnered with Sungrow because of its proven track record, the quality and the integrated nature of its product offering. Statera believes that battery storage will play a pivotal role in facilitating the transition to low carbon generation and will continue to work with Sungrow on coming projects in the UK in 2022.”

For the UK, it has become imperative to use faster acting frequency products as the system frequency is moving away from 50 Hz. The current electricity system is experiencing lower inertia and greater losses than before, according to reports.