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Power supply report highlights Great Britain’s growing reliance on batteries

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 13:12 -- paul Crompton
Frank Gordon, head of policy at REA

Power exports from batteries to Great Britain’s distribution network has risen by nearly 10,000% in just four years, according to a report by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and ElectraLink.

Battery storage systems discharged around 49GWh of capacity onto the nation’s grid— distribution level— network last year, up from 50MWh in 2014.

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UK gets first MW grid-scale lithium-ion energy storage system

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 15:52 -- paul Crompton
UK gets first MW grid-scale lithium-ion energy storage system

Great Britain is to test its first battery system to provide grid-frequency after a partnership between energy utility firm National Grid and UK based Renewable Energy Systems (RES).

The 20MW battery storage system will provide a dynamic frequency response service with a second of a deviation, either higher or lower than 50Hz, being detected. 

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