Britain’s electricity grid is now balancing supply and demand with the help of a giant battery in Wiltshire funded by Chinese investment. The 100 megawatt system has been developed by UK company Penso Power with funding from China’s state-owned Huaneng Group utility and CNIC Corporation. Shell, the FTSE 100 oil and gas giant, has a deal to trade all of the power from the battery, which is now fully operational. Large-scale electricity batteries are set to play a growing role in Britain’s electricity grid to help smooth out intermittent supplies from wind and solar power as the country tries to cut carbon emissions.
Telegraph 15th July 2021 read more »