Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd., the world’s most bankable inverter brand, today announced a mega deal to supply Constantine Energy Storage (CES), a grid-scale battery energy storage platform, with its state-of-the-art liquid-cooled BESS solution ‘Power Titan’.
Sungrow and CES are working on a specific pipeline of projects totalling 825MWh of capacity spread across five ready-to-build sites. Construction has already started at Ocker Hill, near Birmingham, and Capenhurst, near Chester, both of which will be energised later this year and are each 57MW/165MWh representing the longest duration grid scale BESS in the UK to date. The remaining projects will be operational in 2024 and are still subject to contractual agreement.
The CES platform is funding the construction of a pipeline of BESS projects developed by Pelagic Energy Developments, a subsidiary of Constantine Group. CES will acquire these sites once operational and operate them long-term. The CES platform is majority-owned by institutional investors Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) and Railpen, along with Constantine Group.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Sungrow Senior Vice President James Wu said of the deal, “We are delighted and very proud to announce what we think is a game-changing deal for liquid-cooled energy storage in the UK. Constantine Energy Storage is at the very forefront of enabling the energy transition on these shores, and we at Sungrow are happy to assist them in creating a better, cleaner future for everybody. We hope this agreement will be a forerunner for other important deals in the future.”
Operations Director for CES Louis Burford commented, “Energy storage is essential if we want to decarbonise our country’s energy system. That’s why Constantine Energy Storage is working hard to build out a portfolio of battery energy storage systems across the country. This ground-breaking deal with Sungrow is significant and represents an important milestone in our mission to support the UK’s transition to net zero.”