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Wasted wind costing £1bn a year? Green hydrogen can save it, urges Policy Exchange

Too slow deployment of grid upgrades and new storage technologies is costing Britain as much as £1billion a year in wasted renewable power, says...

Long-duration battery storage: D-ESNZ consults on industry views

The government has launched a two-month consultation into long-duration electricity storage on Britain’s grids. Extending volumes of power hosting for periods beyond two hours is...
The 40MW battery storage facility at Glassenbury, Kent

UK storage pipeline charges to 85GW record

Electricity storage projects at all stages of development – from planning application on paper to full operation, including trading – have surged to record...

Vision thing: Government launches aspirations for competitive CCUS

Ministers are sharpening their long-term vision of creating a competitive UK market for carbon capture and storage (CCUS). In a policy programme dubbed CCUS Vision,...

ABB and Gravitricity mine potential of hoist-delivered batteries

Energy storage innovators Gravitricity have signed a development deal with global engineers ABB designed to advance both parties' hoists-as-batteries offer. Re-opening old mine shafts across...

ENGIE & Canadian Solar bring two 2-hour grid batteries to Scotland

French-based power supplier ENGIE has signed a deal with green generator Canadian Solar’s e-Storage offshoot to construct two 50MW/100MWh, two-hour duration battery sites in...

Solid as sodium: Lancs battery pioneers approach volume output, thanks to Italian partners

British battery technologists have co-developed a manufacturing process easing automation in making next-generation cells based on sodium-metal-chloride chemistry. LiNA Energy, a privately held, six-year old...

Battery innovators store up their share of Faraday challenge’s £11 million

Innovators with cutting edge battery tech ideas and projects have been awarded grants of up to £907k by the Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC). Twenty pioneering...

Tag taps 3 banks for £70m to set 100MW battery humming near Drax

Global clean energy enterprise TagEnergy has secured a debt package to finance its next UK-based battery energy storage system (BESS) project under an innovative...

NG’s flex trials reward battery homes with “up to 10 times” cash paid to...

Owners of home batteries earned up to ten times more cash from the National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) than participants who manually switched...

North Sea stashes: Authority issues first permits to sequester carbon

Fourteen high volume storage operators learned today they’ve received 21 licences between them to pump CO2 and other greenhouse gas pollutants into voids under...

EDF Renewables secures 3 grid-scale battery sites 

EDF Renewables UK has secured planning approval for three new grid-scale battery sites in Kent, Norwich and Essex which will support the transition to...

The firm, part of Autocraft Solutions Group, calculates that a vast majority of EV batteries currently deemed exhausted and fit only for scrap, are...

Going down smaller hills; pair pump market for long-duration storage

Known as High-Density Hydro®, the innovation could offer 100MW in commercial operation this decade, the pair believe, through use of Mercia PR’s existing grid...

UK primed to become a global frontrunner in battery recycling

The UK has everything it needs to become a frontrunner in the global battery recycling industry but, to achieve this, there must be collaboration...

Gore Street chooses EDF to run British third battery

Energy investment innovators Gore Street Energy Storage Fund have chosen French-owned EDF to optimise clean power trades from its new 80MW battery. Located at Stony,...

World’s biggest ohm game near Old Trafford: Manchester nets globe’s biggest grid-scale battery

Energy infrastructure developer Carlton Power this morning announced it has won planning approval to install the world’s biggest known electricity storage device on a...

Ecotricity to launch UK’s first electric airline, but with kerosene fuelling early flights

High profile green industrialist Dale Vince, pictured, is to launch what he intends to become the UK’s first all-electric airline. Ecotricity, Vince’s 28-year old low...

NG zooms for industry views to speed renewables hook-ups

National Grid ESO has opened its latest round of consultation events, aimed at tapping industry wisdom to speed up connections for new renewables generators. Over...

Cero and Enso agree financing on 50MW battery for Larks Green

The developers of Britain’s first solar farm now generating directly into the nation’s transmission network have agreed financial terms to add a 49.9MW battery...