‘Massive growth’ in energy storage charts path towards net zero

The total capacity of battery storage planning applications has soared from nearly 6,900MW a year ago to more than 10,500MW today

The energy storage market in the UK is developing “extremely rapidly”, with the pipeline of projects expected to continue growing in capacity and size.

That’s according to a new report from RenewableUK, which found the total cumulative capacity of battery storage planning applications has soared from nearly 6,900MW a year to more than 10,500MW today – enough to fully charge more than a million electric vehicles (EVs).

Batteries play a key role in the modern flexible energy system, helping grid operators to balance the supply of electricity to meet demand and provide extra power resources when needed, charting the path towards the UK’s net zero goal.

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