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EDF Energy Renewables wins contract for 49 MW battery storage facility at West Burton in Nottinghamshire

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EDF Energy Renewables has won a contract from National Grid to provide 49 MW of battery storage at its West Burton Combined Cycle Gas power station in Nottinghamshire. It will form part of a new [200 MW] enhanced frequency response system which will be deployed across the UK to balance the UK grid.

With the strong growth of renewable generation and the closure of large power plants, battery storage technology supports the stability of the national grid network. The technology can be used to respond quickly to fluctuations in the electricity grid. Storage is expected to play an important role as part of a balanced energy system which will include renewables, nuclear and gas.

EDF Energy Renewables CEO Matthieu Hue said, “We are delighted to have been awarded a contract as part of the competitive tender issued by National Grid. The battery storage technology has an important role to play in a diverse energy mix which is moving towards decarbonisation. This success shows the depth and strength of EDF Group expertise as well as our ability to deploy innovative solutions competitively.”

EDF Group leads investment in a wide range of low carbon technologies in Britain and around the world, including renewable and nuclear electricity generation.

The Group has applied for planning permission for the battery storage units at EDF Energy’s West Burton site in Nottinghamshire – home to 2000 MW of coal generation at West Burton A and 1300MW at West Burton B Combined Cycle Gas Turbine, creating an important centre of energy excellence in the UK. It demonstrates the global partnership in EDF, bringing together the development of new technologies with more traditional electricity generation.

EDF Energy Renewables is a 50:50 Joint Venture between EDF Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles. It is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies. It is focussed on the development, construction and operation of onshore and offshore wind farms and already operates just under 600MW of wind farms, with more than 300 MW under construction. The company employs more than 150 people and has 400 MW consented and another 800 MW in planning and development.

About EDF Energies NouvellesEDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.

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