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Voltalia, an international player in renewable energies, announces the commissioning of the Hallen Battery Energy Storage Scheme (BESS) project, a 32 megawatt / 32 megawatt-hour storage plant, located near the city of Bristol in the Avonmouth region.
“The commencement of commissioning of the Hallen Battery Energy Storage Scheme is another success for Voltalia in this rapidly developing segment. We are very happy to support the energy transition in the United Kingdom, which is experiencing strong growth in renewable energies in its energy mix,” said Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.
Located at Avonmouth, near Bristol, Hallen BESS is a lithium-ion battery storage facility comprising 16 modules, each with a capacity of 2 megawatt-hours per unit. Initially scheduled for the first quarter of 2022, the plant stored and then released its first kilowatt-hours on December 23, 2021.
The Hallen plant will operate in several markets providing frequency management, balancing, and other ancillary services on the UK grid, locally and nationally.
Voltalia confirms its foothold in the United Kingdom and capitalizes on its expertise in the field of storage, acquired in particular in French Guiana with its Toco complex, the largest battery storage system in operation in France.