A call for evidence on how to enable long-duration energy storage is the final document in a deluge of policy papers released by the government yesterday (20 July). Examining the barriers in the current market, how they might be addressed and the risks associated with potential interventions, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to use the information to help it establish the need for large-scale long-duration electricity storage (LLES), collect evidence on the potential pipeline of storage projects, determine the case for intervention and consider the sort of mechanism that would be appropriate.
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Two new grid-scale battery energy storage projects are set to be installed in Coventry and Sandwell, with a combined capacity of 100MW. The projects are being jointly delivered by energy infrastructure provider Pivot Power and smart energy technologies firm Wärtsilä, with support from with Coventry City Council, Sandwell Council and West Midlands Combined Authority. Collectively, the battery projects will provide 100MW/200MWh of battery storage to the electricity grid and will be able to power more than 200,000 homes for two hours. As well as powering homes, the batteries will serve the transport network. At both sites, the batteries will be used to deliver power to rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
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