Battery storage enables us to build and use more renewable generation. We can store wind and solar power when it’s plentiful and release it when it’s needed.
Why battery storage?
Battery storage is essential to help Britain achieve net zero and create an electricity system that is clean, affordable and secure. As well as storing power generated by renewable sources, it helps to improve the resilience of the electricity system. Flexible capacity makes it easier manage the intermittent nature of renewable sources, operate the system more efficiently, and reduce the risk of blackouts. By 2050 the UK could need over 25GW of battery storage, up from 1GW today, according to the National Grid.
As renewable generation increases and more of our lives are powered by electricity – from heating to cars – our energy system is changing. Batteries provide the flexibility needed to support these changes and create a clean, affordable and secure energy system.
More renewable generation
Batteries help to manage variations in renewable generation, storing surplus electricity when wind and solar power are plentiful, and releasing it when there is a shortfall.
Increased system resiliency
Batteries respond rapidly to sudden changes in electricity supply and demand, acting as a ‘first line of defence’ to keep the energy system stable.
Interested in working with us?
We’re working with world-leading partners to build and operate our battery storage portfolio. Interested in exploring opportunities for working together? Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.