South Somerset District Council (SSDC) is to build a second Battery Energy Storage Site (BESS), announcing a 40MW facility that will be located near Fareham in Hampshire. The Council recently finished the expansion of the 30MW Fideoak Mill BESS site in Taunton, the UK’s largest council-owned battery storage site. SSDC’s joint venture energy company SSDC Opium Power will manage the development of the new site, which will be able to provide instantly available electrical power on demand to the grid. Similar to the Taunton site, Kiwi Power will be the aggregator for the finished BESS and BSR EPC is the project roll out connection contractor.
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