UK’s Largest Battery Storage Project Comes Online
Energy storage technology firm, AES UK & Ireland, announced this week that the UK”s largest energy battery storage array will come online in February. Based at its Kilroot Advancion Energy Storage Array in Northern Ireland, the company is capable of providing storage energy commercially offering 10MW of energy storage capacity for the grid.
Energy storage technologies are widely regarded as a critical frontier in enabling an effective transition from fossil fuels to renewables and in maximising the energy usage from intermittent sources like solar and wind.
The facility is a trial run ahead of plans to develop a much larger storage array, also in Kilroot, Northern Ireland, which some have estimated could save the grid up to £8.5m and over 120,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.