Recent Energy Saving Project Report Renewable U.K. , The British Employers’ Association for Air and Marine Technologies shows it More than 16.1 gigawatts of battery storage capacity of 729 projects is in operation, under construction or planned in the UK.
The previous report, released in December 2019, identified a total portfolio of 10.5 gigawatts out of 600 energy saving plans. The market is growing rapidly and in 2012 the capacity of the systems was only 2 MW.
Batteries play an important role in modern flexible electrical systems, helping phase operators to balance the power supply neatly to meet demand and provide additional resources when needed, for example in response to frequency.
The new document reveals that 1.1 gigawatts of battery storage capacity is currently in operation compared to the 0.7 gigawatts identified in December 2019. A further 0.6 GW is under construction, 8.3 GW approved and 1.6 GW planned. It has been identified that 4.5GW is in the early stages of development to be submitted to the future planning system.
The law, which allows local planning authorities to approve projects with a capacity of 50 MW in the UK and more than 350 MW in Wales, came into force in December. Previously, these were approved by the federal government, which made the process longer and more complicated. The change comes after the government agreed to impose an artificial ceiling on the capacity of 50 MW of battery storage schemes for renewable UK transmitted data from our project intelligence service.
Renewable UK3 projects have been identified and then submitted for resolution with a capacity of 100 MW by local planning authorities.
An additional 6 gigawatts of energy savings from compressed and liquefied air, transmission of hydro and gravity-based technology, under construction or in planning, combined into more than 22 gigawatts of the Kingdom’s energy storage portfolio.
Director of Renewable UK Future Power Systems, Barnaby Warden, Said: “This is our deepest dive into the UK’s innovative energy storage sector, which reveals more comprehensive statistics than anyone has ever published before. We are already seeing 50 MW phase scale batteries being built, which provides valuable flexibility to the phase, and we expect many more capacity projects to be brought into the planning system after the 50 MW limit is removed. ”
Warden said there is no doubt that the energy saving market will continue to grow as more and more innovative technologies such as lithium batteries, flyers, compressed air, liquid air and gravity-based storage are used more and more. “This sophisticated technology is another example of how the UK is a world leader in building modern energy systems.”
However, Warden believes that many projects require access to low-cost capital and sustainable returns. “We hope to have the next update Smart system and flexibility plan Establish how the government wants to clarify revenue streams for savings plans. We need a consistent network pricing regime and a long-term vision of the sector to encourage greater investment by leading companies. ”