Energy Superhub Oxford is one of the world’s most ambitious urban decarbonisation projects, which has pioneered an integrated approach to decarbonising power, transport and heat to help Oxford reach net zero by 2040.

At the heart of the project is the giant hybrid battery, developed by EDF Renewables and optimised by Habitat Energy, which combines the high-power capabilities of a 50MW/50MWh lithium-ion battery with the heavy cycling, non-degrading characteristics of a 2MW/5MWh vanadium flow battery. 

This unique hybrid system is helping to cost-effectively integrate more renewables, increase system resilience and future-proof the UK’s electricity network.

The project shares a direct connection to the high-voltage transmission network with a 5-mile private wire network delivering large volumes of power to electric vehicle (EV) charging locations across the city.