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Battery Storage And Renewables Are Updating Britain’s Energy System



batteries by Rob Nunn via Flickr

RenewableUK is responding to the results of today’s auction by National Grid to provide 200 megawatts of power to help balance Britain’s energy network.

This service, called Enhanced Frequency Response, allows National Grid to balance supply and demand on a second-by-second basis.

The results show that battery storage technologies won almost half of the contracts, while renewable energy projects won over 50 megawatts, including the Pen Y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in Wales.

RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive, Maf Smith, said:

“This auction shows that innovative battery storage and renewables are working together to develop a truly 21st century energy system. The UK is one of the countries leading the way in this field. It’s also great to see one of the largest onshore wind farms in Britain winning a contract to provide this essential power to the National Grid”.


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