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14 Jul 20201 minute read

UK battery capacity to triple

ECAtoday
UK battery capacity to triple

Large-scale battery developers in the UK will be able to more quickly and easily apply for permission to build energy storage projects after the Government cut red tape by relaxing planning rules.

The Guardian reports that the changes should help unleash a boom in large-scale batteries – those with a capacity of 50MW or more – which could help Britain make the most of its growing renewable energy resources as it works towards its climate targets.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the minister for energy and clean growth, said: “The key to capturing the full value of renewables is in ensuring homes and businesses can still be powered by green energy even when the sun is not shining, or the wind has stopped blowing.”

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