Centrica's 65MW Battery in Scotland: Delivering 1GW of Low-Carbon Energy
- Centrica Business Solutions acquires development rights to 65-MW battery storage facility in Scotland. This two-hour battery will provide enough clean energy to meet the demand of 130,000 homes. Scheduled for grid connection in 2028, it forms part of Centrica's drive to deliver 1GW of low-carbon energy.
Centrica Business Solutions has acquired the development rights to a 65-MW battery storage facility in Perthshire, Scotland. The two-hour battery will be capable of storing enough electricity to meet the demand of 130,000 homes for an hour and is scheduled to be connected to the grid in 2028. It forms part of Centrica's ambition to deliver 1 GW of low-carbon energy assets. Gregory McKenna, Managing Director at Centrica Business Solutions, commented on how the long wait for a connection date for renewable energy projects is a challenge and how important it is to speed up the process to keep the net-zero transition on track.
What Challenges Exist for a 2028 Grid Connection?
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