Varco Energy selects GE Vernova for the launch of 47.5 MW Sambar Power storage project

UK-based battery storage asset owner and operator Varco Energy has announced it has selected GE Vernova for the development of the 47.5 MW Sambar Power battery storage project, in Cornwall.
Varco Energy selects GE Vernova for the launch of 47.5 MW Sambar Power storage project
Courtesy of GE Vernova.

The Sambar Power project will help to support the UK Government’s move to net zero by providing much needed new-build investment into a sector that is expected to be integral to managing the supply and demand flow of renewable energy. It is projected, upon completion, to be able to power the energy equivalent of 30,000 homes in the UK with cleaner power and is situated within an historically congested part of the UK electricity grid.

GE Vernova’s Solar & Storage Solutions business has been contracted to supply the complete Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for the Sambar Power project. GE Vernova’s FLEXRESERVOIR (BESS system) will be comprised of FLEXIQ Controls, FLEXINVERTER central inverters and Battery DC-Blocks, which will be scaled to meet the capacity of the project and provide balancing and capacity services to the national grid. Additionally, GE Vernova has been contracted to provide a long-term service agreement, utilising its national services team to deliver maintenance services.

Varco, an Adaptogen Capital funded battery storage operating company, builds flexible storage assets, helping to integrate renewable energy generation and balance the grid.

“BESS are critical infrastructure to help balance the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation and break the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels” said James Mills, Director, Varco Energy. “We are therefore delighted to collaborate with GE Vernova on the 47.5 MW Sambar Power project. This is Varco's second project contracted with GE Vernova and the third overall, as the company continues to expand its portfolio of utility-scale BESS across the UK.”

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