Pivot Power, UK

Energy storage accelerates a clean electric future in the UK

Pivot Power, UK

2 x 50 MW / 50 MWh

The UK has an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to be net-zero by 2050. Wärtsilä’s experience in energy storage and complex multi-application systems resulted in offering a new solution in the UK market: deploying the GridSolv solution, incorporated with GEMS software, to integrate with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along UK grid and motorways. GEMS dynamically adjusts according to the demands of the markets across multiple revenue streams, allowing Pivot Power to both manage and optimise a fleet of large-scale energy storage systems and renewable assets under a single portfolio. These storage projects have created an infrastructure that can scale to accommodate projected growth in and the switch to electric vehicles throughout the UK.

At Pivot Power, we are committed to enabling a clean electric future and accelerating the expansion of electric vehicles across the UK. These Wärtsilä energy storage systems allow us to harness cutting-edge technology to future-proof our investments in a changing energy market, supporting our long-term goal to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint and bring us closer to net zero.
Adrien Lebrun, Engineering Director at Pivot Power

Pivot Power, UK

Provide grid balancing services to the UK National Grid
Integrate renewables
Support transition towards low-carbon infrastructure
Adding reliability to the grid via sophisticated storage and EV design
Grid-balancing services to ensure the reliability of electricity generation and supply across the UK grid
Future-proofing of assets under a single portfolio
Reduces carbon footprint in the UK
Enables the growing share of renewables
Greater National Grid stability and flexibility

Main data

Pivot Power
Site size
2 x 50MW / 50MWh
Site locations
Cowley, Oxford
Kemsley, Kent

Balancing services for the
UK National Grid, including:
  • Frequency response
  • Electricity market trading
  • Reactive power and electric vehicle charging services
Scope of services
Engineered equipment delivery (EEQ)
Lifecycle solution
 10-year service agreement with
 performance guarantees

The latest Wärtsilä deployment in the UK leverages energy storage to accelerate renewable transport investment towards a net zero target. Wärtsilä customer Pivot Power has developed a network of fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations along UK motorways and the National Grid.

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