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October 8, 2021
This edition of news in brief in energy storage comes from a busy week in the UK.
September 6, 2021
It’s been a long time since the UK built any new pumped hydro capacity. Among new projects proposed, Coire Glas in Scotland could be pivotal, says Andy Sloan at consultancy COWI and John Ord from Stantec. 
July 1, 2021
UK power generation company Drax has announced plans for a new underground pumped hydro storage power station, and will seek planning permission to expand its Cruachan site in Scotland to 1.04GW.
June 24, 2021
A 50MW lithium-ion battery storage system which will form part of a transmission system-connected ‘Energy Superhub’ has been commissioned in Oxford, England, while another 100MW transmission-connected project in the country has reached financial close and is set to begin construction soon.
June 17, 2021
Construction of a 10MW solar farm as part of the UK’s first hybrid solar PV, energy storage and wind site has officially begun.
May 31, 2021
UK-headquartered battery storage asset owner and operator Zenobe Energy is developing Scotland’s first transmission-connected battery storage project, it has announced.
March 29, 2021
Industry group Scottish Renewables has warned that the UK’s climate change targets will not be met without the removal of barriers to long-duration energy storage such as pumped hydro.
February 18, 2021
Bigger projects, increased synergy with renewable energy generation, better evolved business models and a forward-thinking market design have contributed to the success of battery storage in the UK, with neighbouring Ireland also showing strong signs of rapid growth.
January 13, 2021
Battery storage portfolio investor Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has acquired 55MW of UK projects in the past few weeks and completed a 10MW extension to an existing project.
July 16, 2020
ScottishPower Renewables has unveiled the supplier of a 50MWh battery to go in alongside its Whitelee wind farm.

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