InterGen gets green light for ‘UK’s largest’ battery project in Essex
The £200m project is expected to provide at least 320MW of capacity, with the potential to expand to 1.3GWh
The government has granted planning permission for InterGen to develop what is claimed will be the UK’s largest battery storage project in Essex
The Edinburgh-headquartered company says the £200 million project, at DP World London
Gateway on the Thames Estuary, is expected to provide at least 320MW of capacity, with the potential to expand to 1.3GWh – more than 10 times the size of the largest battery currently in operation in the UK.
When fully charged, it is estimated to power up to 300,000 homes for two hours, however, the battery will mostly be used to support and stabilise existing electricity supplies.
It will provide fast-reacting power and system balancing
, with an initial two-hour duration and is a significant piece of infrastructure that supports the UK’s journey to net zero . . . .
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