The Launch Of Europe’s Largest Energy Storage

This trial of the largest battery in Europe is due to start in Bedfordshire in the UK. It aims to transform the UK electricity grid while boosting renewable energy and helping the UK develop the commercial-scale energy storage it needs to add wind and solar plants, which provide intermittent power flows.

The project also aims to carry out a range of technical and commercial innovation to facilitate the more efficient and economic adoption of storage. By contrast to other electrical storage projects, it will demonstrate storage across multiple parts of the electricity system, outside the boundaries of the distribution network. By demonstrating this multi-purpose application of 6MW/10MWh of energy storage, the project will explore the capabilities and value in alternative revenue streams for storage, whilst also deferring expensive conventional reinforcement measures, such as transformers, cable and overhead lines.

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