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Richborough battery project connected to the grid




Pacific Green and Sosteneo Energy Transition Fund’s 100MW Richborough Energy Park battery storage project in the UK has been now energised.


National Grid connected the facility to the electricity transmission network through the 400kV Richborough substation in Kent.


The 100MW/100MWh project will provide grid stability services, for example helping to manage voltage and frequency imbalances as renewable generation dips up and down.


The facility was developed by Pacific Green, which also managed the project under a long-term asset management agreement, and was Sosteneo’s first acquisition in the UK.


To ensure a safe connection, National Grid upgraded its Richborough substation to accommodate new switchgear and installed new protection and control systems on its supergrid transformer, plugging in the project via a tertiary connection.


Stuart Jones, Portfolio Director for the Customer Connection South Region at National Grid Electricity Transmission, said: “Battery storage has a crucial role to play in delivering a net zero energy system in Britain, so connecting projects like Pacific Green’s at Richborough Energy Park to our transmission network marks key progress on our country’s clean energy journey.


“Given the Richborough site’s history, it’s apt that it’s becoming a pivotal part of our network for the energy transition, with our substation connecting clean electricity projects like batteries and interconnectors – all of which are helping Britain harness increasing volumes of renewable power into the future.”

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