Crown estate backs £160m Welsh storage project

The Crown Estate will lease 13 hectares of land for a £160 million grid-scale electricity storage facility in North Wales. Developer Snowdonia Pumped Hydro (SPH) will build the Glyn Rhonwy storage unit near Llanberis. It will have the potential to produce nearly 100MW of electricity using pumped hydro technology. Grid energy storage is used to store electricity […]

Bright sparks bag £62m Ofgem funding

Ofgem has handed out the first payments from its £500m Low Carbon Networks Fund. Four projects will share £62m to get their initiatives from the drawing board to the marketplace. The four funding winners are CE Electric, UK Power Networks, Central Networks and Western Power Distribution. Ofgem and an independent panel of energy experts felt […]