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UK gas power plant site to be retooled as low-carbon hub by owner Centrica

By George Heynes
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Centrica is set to repurpose a former gas-fired power plant in the UK to include a 28MW battery storage system and the potential to develop off-grid hydrogen production and solar.

The first project at the site, in the county of Yorkshire in England will be a 28MW/56MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) which will utilise some of the 41.5MW export capability of the existing grid connection.

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Through the acquisition of the four-acre Knapton Generating Station from Third Energy, Centrica will concentrate efforts to create battery energy storage capabilities at the former gas plant and also explore opportunities to create hydrogen and utilise solar.

“Taking an old fossil fuel asset and revitalising it to help advance the decarbonisation of the grid not only feels the right thing to do from a sustainability point of view, but aligns with our strategy,” said Greg McKenna, Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions.

“We’re quickly acquiring a portfolio of assets that can play an important role in facilitating a net zero future for the UK.”  

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