‘Rapid scale-up of battery storage is key’ to preventing costly waste of wind energy in the UK

Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on email
Email
Titan wind farm in South Dakota, US, where UK-headquartered BP has already piloted the use of energy storage to reduce wind curtailment during times when production outstrips demand from the grid. Image: BP.

An increase of 20GWh of battery storage could reduce the amount of wasted wind power in Great Britain by 50%, according to new analysis from consultancy LCP.

Wind curtailments between Scotland and England are expected to cost consumers £1 billion (US$1.36 billion) per year by 2025, a figure that will continue to grow as the nation works towards the UK government's 40MW by 2030 target. This figure highlights how “rapidly scaling up battery storage capacity is key” LCP said.

GB curtailed wind power on 75% of days in 2020, according to the consultancy, with over 3.6TWh of wind power being turned off in total, a figure mainly resulting from network constraints.

This analysis comes as LCP releases a new report into the investment opportunities of battery storage, which looked at a variety of different battery trading strategies and markets.

To read the full version of this story visit Current±

Energy-Storage.news' publisher Solar Media will be hosting the Energy Storage Summit 2021 in an exciting new format on 23-24 February and again on 3-4 March. See the website for more details

Read Next

September 23, 2021
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has acquired a 57MW project while Pacific Green Technologies has closed debt financing on the first project in a 1.1GW pipeline in the UK.
September 22, 2021
A 25MW four-hour (100MWh) battery storage project has been connected to the grid by Arizona utility company Salt River Project (SRP).
September 22, 2021
generated by its portfolio soar to £22.4 million (US$30.53 million) in the first half of this year, jumping from £4.5 million in H1 2020
September 21, 2021
Utility Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (PNM) plan to procure energy from 950MW of solar and storage facilities by 2022 and replace its retiring 562MW San Juan Generating Station coal plant has been handed a boost.  
September 21, 2021
London Stock Exchange-listed solar PV investor NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has signed a £100 million (US$136.8 million) Joint Venture Partnership (JVP) with battery storage specialist Eelpower.

Most Popular

Email Newsletter