A former gas generator in North Yorkshire will soon be transformed into a green energy hub.
Centrica has announced the acquisition of the four-acre former Knaption Generating Station and unveiled plans to develop a 28MW battery on the site.
The energy company will also explore how the site of the 42MW power plant could be used for off-grid hydrogen production.
The multimillion-pound deal is part of Centrica Business Solutions’ ambition to create a 900MW portfolio of solar and battery assets by 2026.
Greg McKenna, Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions, said: “Taking an old fossil fuel asset and revitalising it to help advance the decarbonisation of the grid not only fuels the right thing to do from a sustainability point of view but aligns with our strategy.
“We are quickly acquiring a portfolio of assets that can play an important role in facilitating a net zero future for the UK.”