Centrica to develop 50-MW/100-MWh battery at former gas-powered station
- UK energy solutions firm Centrica PLC (LON: CNA) on Monday introduced strategies to transform a former gas-fired power plant in the East Midlands of England right into a site organizing a 50-MW/100-MWh battery energy storage facility.
Construction of the battery system has actually been started within the deactivated Lincolnshire gas-fired power station. The project is being performed with a partnership with General Electric (NYSE: GE), which will supply the innovation, and Centrica Business Solutions.
When in operation in late 2023, the battery at Brigg will certainly keep electrical energy produced by 43 onshore wind farms across Lincolnshire and also discharge throughout periods of high need, therefore providing resilience services for the local grid. The center will certainly have the storage capacity to supply the full-day power requirements of around 11,000 houses, equal to 15% of the households in North Lincolnshire.
Centrica kept in mind that the two-hour duration modern technology will certainly enable it to customize the duration of the facility in reaction to future grid requirements as well as market possibilities.
"As the UK's power generation capacity becomes more dispersed and the share of renewables increases, generation versatility comes to be critical to keep the lights on firmly, sustainably, and also affordably," said Greg McKenna, managing director of Centrica Business Solutions.
Centrica noted that the project represents its biggest financial investment in storage space capacity until now.
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