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SSE Renewables picks OCU Energy, Fluence for 150 MW Fiddler’s Ferry BESS

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SSE Renewables announced that OCU Energy would be its principal contractor for the 150 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) project at Fiddler's Ferry, Warrington in north-western England.

Fluence, a global leader in energy storage technology, digital solutions and services, has been selected as the battery supplier for the project, the company said.

OCU Energy, based in Stockport, UK, is currently working with SSE Renewables on the company's Ferrybridge BESS as well.

The 150 MW / 300 MWh Fiddler's Ferry BESS is coming up at the site of the former SSE-owned coal-fired power station. The station was decommissioned in March 2020, and the final cooling tower was demolished towards the end of last year.

In a release, SSE said that construction would commence in the coming weeks.

Richard Cave-Bigley, Director of Solar & Battery – SSE Renewables, said in a statement: "Battery storage systems like Fiddler's Ferry will be key in the UK's transition to net zero and I am looking forward to seeing the project progress through construction in the coming months."

Brian Perusse, Managing Director of Fluence Energy UK, Ltd, said: "Fluence is committed to delivering safe and reliable energy storage systems that advance the energy transition and we are proud to work with SSE Renewables on this highly significant project."

"Fluence has a track record of operating systems with high performance levels, and we are committed to doing the same for Fiddler Ferry," he added. 

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