Battery storage is essential to enable greater use of renewable energy and meet the UK Government’s legally binding target to end the country’s contribution to climate change by 2050.
Pivot Power  and Wärtsilä  will be developing a 50 megaWatt battery storage facility off Alderman’s Road to store excess power from the nearby National Grid Coventry Substation and use it to create a power infrastructure for mass-scale, rapid electric vehicle charging. This supports EDF group’s ambition to become Europe’s leading e-mobility energy company by 2023. The facility will be part of Pivot Power’s plan to develop a system of similar facilities around the UK whose total capacity will total 2000 megaWatts.
The technology will automatically charge and discharge throughout the day to help National Grid manage peaks and troughs in electricity supply and demand. It will also deliver economic benefits, helping to create a smarter, more flexible energy system which could save up to £40 billion by 2050 as well as reducing carbon generation. It will help to ensure clean, affordable and secure electricity supplies in the Coventry area and beyond, as polluting coal and gas-fired power stations close and more intermittent renewable energy is brought onto the grid.
Coventry City Council Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/news/article/3924/pivot_power_expands_energy_superhub_model_across_west_midlands
Pivot Power Overview of the Coventry project: https://www.pivot-power.co.uk/our-projects/coventry/
 Pivot Power is part of EDF Renewables UK: https://www.pivot-power.co.uk/who-we-are/
 Wärtsilä is a leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets: https://www.wartsila.com/about