RES gets green light to install 100-MW battery in England
Battery storage system. Image by: RES Group (www.res-group.com).
UK-based RES Group has secured permission to build a 99.9-MW battery storage facility in North Yorkshire, England, it said on Thursday.
Dubbed Lakeside Energy Storage, the system will expand the company’s fleet of energy storage assets in the UK and Ireland to 420 MW. Once built, it will be the largest one of its kind in RES’ portfolio.
The battery installation, to be located in Selby, will consist of 51 containers and 42 transformers and will be capable of storing enough electricity to cover the daily power consumption of more than 20,000 homes. The stored power volumes will be fed into the grid during periods of increased demand and lower renewables generation.
RES expects to break ground on the project late next year so as to bring the system online by late 2023.
“Increasing energy storage capacity allows us to safely maximise the useable output from renewables and is a key part of the infrastructure required to power the energy transition and meet the UK’s climate goals,” said Alan McMahon, head of energy storage at RES.
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