SSE has unveiled plans to build its first 50MW battery storage project at Salisbury in Wiltshire.
The company has purchased the development rights for the asset on a consented site from battery developer Harmony Energy Limited.
SSE expects the new project will be constructed in the next 18 months.
Richard Cave-Bigley, SSE’s Sector Director for Distributed Generation and Storage, said: “As we put more renewable energy on the grid and phase out fossil fuels, battery storage has a key role to play in helping the UK decarbonise.
“Our distributed energy division has ambitions to build a significant portfolio of batteries – we’re looking at around 500MW of early-stage opportunities and we hope today’s announcement signals the seriousness of our intent in this market.”