The new SNS battery technology project has secured around £13.2m in funding from Ofgem, under the Low Carbon Networks (LCN) Fund.

Installed at Leighton Buzzard primary substation, the project is expected to have a capacity of around 10MWh.

According to the alliance, this project is expected to absorb energy and will release the stored energy when required, help support capacity constraints and balance the influx of intermittent and inflexible low carbon technologies onto the grid.

S&C Electric Europe managing director Andrew Jones said that the new energy storage project will help in meeting major grid challenges from the UK’s decarbonisation.

UK Power Networks commercial manager Nick Heyward said, "UK Power Networks are pleased to be working with S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos on the Smarter Network Storage project which is set to provide important learning around the true economics of large-scale energy storage.

"We see storage as an important solution to enable future, smarter networks and this practical demonstration will help us to understand how storage can be more efficiently and cost-effectively deployed for the benefit of our customers."