Scottish Power is to undertake the most ambitious battery power project in Europe in an attempt to unlock the potential of the UK’s wind and solar farms. The company will connect an industrial-scale battery to the Whitelee onshore windfarm early next year to capture more power from its 214 turbines. The first major onshore wind power storage project will lead the way for a string of similar projects across at least six of Scottish Power’s largest renewable energy sites over the following 18 months. It claims the battery systems, each half the size of a football pitch, promise a “significant step” on the road towards renewable energy providing baseload, or continuous electricity supply, for the UK energy system.
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Regulation and policy decisions are the biggest barriers to UK energy storage and are in need of significant changes, says industry experts. Speaking at an industry event organised by trade association Regen, industry members called for greater regulatory leadership and bolder policy decisions to be made, claiming them to be the largest roadblocks to UK storage. David Sykes, head of data science at Octopus Energy said that whilst the technology is ready, “it’s really policy and regulation that’s a blocker” especially in relation to residential storage.
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