Orsted to Install BESS Co-Located with Hornsea 3


Ørsted has invested in, and will install, a 600 MWh Tesla BESS on the same site as the onshore converter station for the company’s Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm near Norfolk, England. 

The battery’s location on the same land as the onshore converter station minimizes disruption to those living and working nearby, says the company. It is expected to be operational in 2026.

“Our 12 operational U.K. offshore wind farms are providing a huge amount of clean energy to the grid,” says Duncan Clark, Ørsted’s head of U.K. & Ireland.  

“The battery will help ensure that renewable energy is used in the best possible way by storing it when demand is lower and then releasing it back into the system when it’s really needed, thereby maximizing the potential of renewable energy whilst providing increased energy security and value to consumers. With this investment, we’re adding significantly to Ørsted’s growing portfolio of storage solutions co-located with onshore and offshore renewable assets.” 

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