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09 Apr 20211 minute read

100MW battery project to launch in Chester

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100MW battery project to launch in Chester

Europe’s largest grid-connected battery is set to be built in Capenhurst, Chester, starting in April 2022.

The battery will be able to draw power directly from the grid and store it for periods of peak demand. It will store up to 100MW of power – enough to power up to 100,000 average UK homes. 

James Basden, co-founder and director at Zenobe Energy, the firm spearheading the Capenhurst battery project, said on Solar Power Portal, “As we move to a cleaner energy system, batteries like this one will play a vital role in stabilising the grid and ultimately enabling a greener, more sustainable, Britain. We will look to replicate this solution nationwide, working with government and industry to stabilise the UK energy system, push energy prices down and ensure an emission-free future.”

It is the largest battery to have been approved since the planning regime was officially changed in November 2020, allowing storage sites over 50MW in England to be granted planning permission locally rather than by the national approval body.

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