Sembcorp Industries wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Energy UK plans to build Europe’s largest battery energy storage system to help the UK achieve its Net Zero target. As part of Sembcorp Energy UK’s growing battery storage portfolio, SEUK intends to construct a 360MW battery at its site at Wilton International on Teesside. Following COP26 discussions, this development signals a major step by SEUK that will further support the UK’s Net Zero targets, helping to ensure the resilience of the electricity network and further enable the increasing growth of renewables. At the Wilton International site, SEUK has available land and connections ready to enable swift instalment of the batteries, which will be built in tranches. SEUK currently operates 70MW of batteries, with a further 50MW already in the pipeline and due to be operational in early 2022. As one of the UK’s largest battery portfolios, the units can supply power and other services to the national grid in a matter of milliseconds, and such rapid response time is crucial to maintaining a secure and stable energy system that will aid the UK’s low-carbon transition. The plans for both this battery portfolio expansion, and the first-of-a-kind 300MW net zero emissions plant – Whitetail Clean Energy – announced in July 2021, align SEUK’s growth with technologies that support a greener future. Should all these developments proceed, SEUK’s total energy portfolio would be expected to total over 1.6GW, with almost half a gigawatt being supplied by batteries.