The British government has relaxed planning legislation, in a move that could triple the number of batteries serving the grid. Ministers have today (14 July) passed secondary legislation that removes barriers for storage projects above 50MW in England and 350MW in Wales. The government hopes that this will lead to storage cells five times the size of those currently under operation. This will help encourage bolder investment decisions, with more batteries available to balance the grid as the number of intermittent renewables continues to grow.
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