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09 Sep 20211 minute read

UK Grid-balancing batteries on the rise

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UK Grid-balancing batteries on the rise

Plans for a new 50MW solar PV and battery storage facility in the UK have been approved by local authorities in Essex.

The site will be built by renewable energy company Anesco, which has committed to return the site to its natural state after the plant’s estimated 40-year lifespan has passed. 

The firm has already developed several UK renewable energy projects, including Clayhill solar farm, the UK’s first subsidy-free large-scale solar-plus-storage project, which it sold last year to ECA Commercial Associate GRIDSERVE, who are now building a network of electric vehicle chargers across the country.

Anesco revenue optimisation head Alan Smallwood told Energy-Storage.news, “Once in place, the Brentwood battery storage facility will have the potential to generate revenue in a number of different ways, by supporting National Grid to balance the UK’s energy system and to maintain grid frequency, ultimately reducing the total cost for the end consumers.”

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