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Connected Energy to deploy over 1,000 second life batteries in £31 million ESS project

SmartHubs is a £31 million demonstrator to integrate decarbonisation of heat, transport and energy across social housing, tr

ansport, infrastructure and private residential and commercial properties. Part of the funding is provided through the Government’s modern industrial strategy by Innovate UK


The project's lead partner Connected Energy will deliver a 12 MW in-front-of-the-meter battery energy storage system in Sompting West Sussex, as well as up to nine 300 kW behind-the-meter battery systems across the region, and up to five EV charging hubs with integrated photovoltaics and battery energy storage. These systems will use over 1,000 second-life electric vehicle batteries and add grid balancing, grid load management and resilience services to the project. The 12 MW system alone has a total capacity of 14.4 MWh