BEIS unveils new details for £68m long duration energy storage competition. Details of the government’s upcoming long duration energy storage innovation competition have been revealed, with an event to provide application support this month. Announced in December’s energy white paper, the competition – which forms part of a £1 billion net zero innovation portfolio – is open to technologies that can be deployed at large scale, provide longer-duration storage – which is defined as over four hours – and can provide competitive flexibility services and system benefits.
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Zenobe is developing Scotland’s first transmission-connected battery storage project, it has announced. The 50MW project in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire will help ease grid constraints, stabilise the system and enable greater renewable energy growth. By managing constraints on the system, 640GWh more renewable generation will be able to travel from north to south over the next 15 years thanks to the site. It is expected to be operational by the end of 2022 as the battery owner and operator has now received the rights to the site, which is to be one of the biggest in Scotland as well as the first designed to directly ease constraints.
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