BP to open a battery research and development centre in Britain

BP has unveiled plans to invest up to £50 million in a new EV battery testing centre and analytical laboratory in the UK. Planned to...

Welsh ministers set 25 MW wind & storage combo free to spin above Bridgend

Developers RES have won approval for the Upper Ogmore 25 MW wind farm and battery proposal, to be sited near Blaengarw and Nant-y-Moel close...

Four big battery plants to ease Scotland’s clean transmssion

Over 1GW of new power storage was announced this morning for Scotland's transmission grid. Innovators Xenobe revealed plans for three amp hotels with a combined...

The Long-Term solution to our energy crisis is long-duration energy storage

The UK’s reliance on gas British reliance on volatile international gas markets has come into sharp focus. Spikes in energy costs led to Ofgem’s  80%...

Bring us 1 GW of European batteries, sing duetting RPC and Eelpower

A Europe-facing investment fund already a quarter of the way to its target of 1GW of grid-scale power storage made its  market debut today. RPC’s...
SSE's Keadby power station: 735MW back online from 9 November.

Planners green-light Britain’s biggest battery, and first CCUS plant in Lincs

Innovative generation projects on opposite sides of Britain have this week received planning approval, speeding innovation in the nation’s dispersal and deployment of practical...

Gravitricity ponders hydrogen as “porridge” for ‘Goldilocks’ storage shafts

Inertia-based power storage pioneers Gravitricity are positing steel-lined mine shafts and rock piercings nearly 400 metres deep as storage tanks for Britain’s soon-to-be-abundant hydrogen. The...

“Gneiss to see you!”: power storers Gravitricity ask financiers to drop in

The Edinburgh-based weight droppers kicked off this year by unveiling their FlexiStore hydrogen storage technology as a new product alongside their existing gravity-based technologies. The...

Faraday Challenge hands out £27.6 million to battery innovators

Projects exploring battery recycling, digital twins, new battery materials, and new manufacturing techniques have received funding from the government’s Faraday Battery Challenge. From digital twins...

Czechs write cheque to buy InterGen

Independent power producing major InterGen has been sold by its parent company to Czech investors Creditas Group for an undisclosed sum. With over 25 years’...

Aussies follow on, offering to retrieve England battery team from ashes

Administrators of collapsed battery mega-manufacturer Britishvolt think they’ve found its saviour in an Australian startup. Founded only last year, Recharge Industries were named at the...

VPP champ Octopus Maxes out, permits firms to spread single-site clean generation UK-wide

Green-exclusive generator Octopus Energy, Britain’s third biggest supplier, is enabling multi-site companies who self-generate their renewable power to spread it between sites, even nationwide. The...

Zenobē sparks up Europe’s biggest net-plugged battery, in quest of multi-million savings

Battery optimisers and traders Zenobē have begun operations at the weekend from their new 100MW installation at Capenhurst, Cheshire. It is Europe’s biggest to be...

Zenobē reaches financial close on Phase 1 of world’s first 300 MW battery hooked...

Ground is being broken at Blackhillock, between Aberdeen & Inverness, to deliver the first 200MW of a planned 300MW storage project.  Zenobē say it’s...

Harmony and Downing trumpet clean power buys

Two London-quoted investment funds were today separately celebrating new power assets joining their portfolios. Harmony Energy Income Trust, which invests in UK battery energy storage,...

Dry cells, in the wet: seaborne battery charges beneath Orkney’s waves

An ambitious collaborative project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas off the north of...

Axpo to build battery storage in Sweden

In the latest expansion of its battery storage capacity, Axpo will build a 20MW/20MWh facility in Sweden to deliver services to the grid in...

CCUS “backed by government’s £20 billion” to head Hunt’s energy Budget, Treasury briefs

Twenty-year Government incentives promoting carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) will reportedly headline benefits to the energy sector in Jeremy Hunt’s Budget on Wednesday. The...

UK’s biggest li-ion recycling plant set to open “within weeks”

Britain’s biggest facility for recycling lithium from batteries along with associated cobalt, manganese and & nickel, moved closer to reality today, as the Environment...

Battery gunk recycler scores CAM first

A battery recycling start-up is claiming a UK first, announcing today that it has isolated a key component to make new lithium-ion batteries from...