UK energy storage hits 3.23GW
Renewable Energy Association report highlights growth of technology
The UK’s installed capacity of energy storage has hit 3.23GW with a total of 35 standalone grid-scale storage projects and at least 1,500 residential storage deployments.
According to a report by the Renewable Energy Association, at least 453MW of new storage projects, largely battery-based, are planned or are in development, in addition to the 200MW of Enhanced Frequency Response contracted in August by National Grid.
The REA said anecdotal reports also indicate that there has now been “double-digit GW worth of applications” for storage to the distribution network, but this will not all be built out and may not have planning and grid permission.
To unlock this potential market improvements to the policy framework are required, which the REA highlights in its report.
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