Located in Cottingham, UK, the largest battery complex in Europe developed using Tesla Megapack technology went into operation this week with the capacity to store up to 196 MWh of electricity in a single cycle, allowing it to replace fossil fuel sources with clean energy. and sustainable.
This powerful system was installed alongside the Creyke Beck power generation substation with the potential to power up to 3,600 homes within an hour using a single Megapack module. The initial forecast was that the complex would start operating in two stages: December 2022 and March 2023.
Despite plans to divide the operation into two stages, Harmony Energy Limited, the company responsible for supervising the energy cells, opted to implement the system in November in anticipation of the severe European winter.
In October, the regulatory body Ofgem warned of the possibility of natural gas shortages in the coming months. This shortage is the result of Russia’s limited supply of fuel after Europe and some Western countries signed trade sanctions against Moscow, a measure adopted in retaliation against the invasion of Ukraine.
The restriction should directly impact the United Kingdom, a region where natural gas generates between 40% and 60% of energy. According to Harmony, this is the first of six projects that the company intends to launch in the coming years. Despite this confirmation, the company has not committed to revealing further details.