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Battery storage plant to power UK homes

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:44 -- News Editor
Battery storage plant to power UK homes

UK energy supplier Centrica has unveiled a three-megawatt battery facility in northeast England as part of a local-authority scheme to power homes.

Centrica said the facility, which includes six lithium-ion Y.Cube units produced by Germany’s Younicos, is capable of supplying energy to a total of 3,000 homes in and around the town of Gateshead for one hour. The facility has minimum response time of 140 milliseconds.

 

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Slow march of ESSs continues with UK grid frequency plant

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 09:48 -- Xuan Zhong
Slow march of ESSs continues with UK grid frequency plant

Gas utility Centrica is looking to embrace lithium-ion technology by building a ‘flexible power plant’ at the site of a mothballed facility in the UK.

Lithium-ion energy storage system provider Younicos is working alongside Centrica at the facility at Roosecote, Barrow-in-Furness, which was originally a coal then a gas-fired facility.

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