Dec 1 2022
TagEnergy officially opens first UK battery storage facility at Hawkers Hill Energy Park – Announces low carbon street light project to support local community
Global clean energy enterprise TagEnergy is poised to add 350MW clean energy to the UK grid over the next two years after celebrating the official opening of its first UK battery storage facility, the now fully-operational 20MW/40MWh Hawkers Hill Energy Park near Shaftesbury in Dorset, England.
Hawkers Hill is the first TagEnergy renewable energy project to go online from among its growing portfolio of close to 4GW in five countries – the UK, Spain, Portugal, France and Australia.
Reflecting TagEnergy’s commitment to speeding the transition to clean energy, the £16m facility was built in less than nine months, with development of the project supported by a £6.4m funding package from another partner, Santander UK.
The swift completion will support the UK grid as winter approaches by enabling greater penetration of renewable energy into homes and businesses as demand for electricity increases.
TagEnergy marked the Hawkers Hill opening by reinforcing its support for the local community. It has signed a memorandum of understanding with Motcombe Parish Council to co-fund a low carbon street light initiative that will enhance safety while reducing energy consumption.
Jean-Baptiste Fournier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, TagEnergy said: “This is a momentous occasion for our business, the UK electricity market and the local community as we take another significant step in accelerating the journey towards decarbonisation in the UK and beyond.”
“Successful delivery of the first TagEnergy facility in the UK paves the way for other sites under construction that will, combined, deliver an additional 350MW clean energy to the UK grid over the next two years, Mr Fournier said.
“Support for the communities in which we operate is an integral part of our vision. We are proud to commemorate the opening of Hawkers Hill by committing to support the community’s decarbonisation journey through the innovative street lighting project,” he said.
TagEnergy is a clean energy enterprise creating competitive clean power stations to accelerate the energy transition and help the world reach net-zero carbon emissions sooner.
Since its formation in 2019, TagEnergy has assembled a portfolio of close to 4GW based on solar, wind and battery storage technologies in the UK, Portugal, Spain, France and Australia. Its first renewable energy project to go online, Hawkers Hill Energy Park battery storage facility in the UK, began operating in 2022.
TagEnergy is controlled by the Impala SAS Group, supported by major investors Mirova and Omnes, and is operated by a team of entrepreneurs, all shareholders. Its operations span the renewables value chain, from development, financing, construction and asset management, to commercialisation of its competitive energy.