Clean energy storage facilities to provide grid stability services to the national grid.
Highview Power, a provider of long-duration energy storage solutions, announced plans to construct the UK’s first commercial cryogenic energy storage facility (also referred to as liquid air) at large scale, which will be located at a decommissioned thermal power station in North of England. The 50 MW/250 MWh project is a clean large-scale energy storage facility that can help the UK achieve its goal of decarbonizing industry, power, heat and transport. The project being developed was announced by Highview Power CEO Javier Cavada during remarks at the BloombergNEF summit in London.
Along with this first large-scale facility, Highview Power is developing a portfolio of projects in the UK and is in the process of securing sites. These projects will further the UK’s strong move towards its clean energy goals and help it meet the expected global demand for energy storage.
“We are excited to begin working on our first commercial UK project at scale to become the largest battery storage system in Europe and support the national grid. This CRYOBattery plant will provide the critical services needed to help maintain a stable and reliable grid,” said Cavada. “Long-duration, giga-scale energy storage is the necessary foundation to enable baseload renewable energy and will be key to a 100% carbon-free future.”
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