The Mildenhall Hub E-STOR will be the second installation of the new generation systems for Connected Energy, quickly following on from the announcement of its first system, at The Hold for Suffolk County Council, in July 2020. The new generation systems include a range of enhancements building on learning from systems Connected Energy has installed over the last five years.
By working with Renault and Hitatchi ABB Power Grids, Connected Energy have increased efficiencies on both the power and capacity sides of the E-STOR system, as well as significantly reducing the cost of cooling the system, whilst increasing the effectiveness and control.
The multi-million-pound Mildenhall Hub project will include a new school, leisure facilities, a health centre, an advice centre, library, community services and office space for public sector partners. The site’s GSHP will naturally warm its swimming pools. Collectively the greenhouse gas emissions savings across the site are estimated to amount to 200 tonnes in 2021 and 2,300 tonnes over the 20-year lifetime for the plant the equivalent of taking 820 cars off the road*.
Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council said: “We are delighted to be working with Connected Energy, taking something that is already better for the environment in the form of an electric vehicle, and giving its battery a second life by repurposing it in this giant storage battery.
Addressing greenhouse gas emissions, climate change and our impact on the environment continues to be a key part of our work at West Suffolk Council. The Hub itself will of course be more energy efficient than the buildings that it will replace. By incorporating and investing in these environmental technologies we are further reducing the environmental impact of the Hub.
It will also save the Hub partners money on their running costs which makes services more resilient to some of the challenges that we may all face over the years ahead.”
*figures provided by West Suffolk Council
About Connected Energy
Connected Energy is an engineering led innovator in energy storage. Its technologies, that utilise second-life electric vehicle batteries, are rapidly changing the way intensive energy users can access the benefits of low-cost, on-site solutions. Its E-STOR system is modular and scalable, as well as straight forward to install and operate for energy intensive clients to flexibly control and reduce their energy costs and develop new revenue streams.