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UK storage capacity over 3GW

UK storage capacity over 3GW


The UK has around 3.23GW of operational energy storage capacity, according to new analysis. A report released by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) on Tuesday 4 October said that the UK was home to 35 standalone grid-scale storage projects and at least 1,500 residential storage units. The report further confirmed that at least 453MW of new storage projects, largely battery-based, were planned or in development, in addition to the 200MW of enhanced frequency response recently contracted by National Grid. The REA’s Frank Gordon said: “We need more action to unlock the opportunities and the government’s awaited Call for Evidence should address crucial issues such as a definition for energy storage in legislation or the grid codes.”

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