Centrica to build battery storage facility

Centrica has revealed it will start building a new battery storage facility on the site of the former Roosecote power station in Cumbria in early March.

Centrica to build battery storage facility

The 49MW project is scheduled to start operating in the winter of 2018 following 20 months of construction.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be in a position to start breathing life back into the old Roosecote site,” said merchant power director for Centrica’s distributed energy and power business Mark Futyan.

“This is a great opportunity for the region to be at the forefront of a new era for the energy industry as we bring in the very best in terms of state-of-the-art battery technology to help ensure stability of supply for local homes and businesses.”

The final investment decision was made in December after the project secured a 15-year agreement in the latest four-year-ahead (T-4) capacity market auction, which saw 500MW of batteries win contracts.

This story first appeared on Network’s sister publication Utility Week


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