Massive battery project welcomed by Climate Change Minister

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Amber Rudd has welcomed the start of a new giant battery energy storage system. Dubbed a “Smarter Network Storage facility” the massive battery will be […]

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By Taryn Nixon

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Amber Rudd has welcomed the start of a new giant battery energy storage system.

Dubbed a “Smarter Network Storage facility” the massive battery will be trialled for two years by UK Power Networks in Leighton Buzzard.

It has the capacity to power around 6,000 homes for an hour and a half at peak times or roughly 1,100 homes for a whole day, or even 27,000 homes for a full hour.

Ms Rudd said of the project: “It’s great to see first-hand this innovative project – the biggest of its kind not just in the UK but across the whole of Europe.”