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Battery storage development by Centrica Business Solutions will unlock more North Sea wind power

Centrica Business Solutions will help maximise the use of Scottish North Sea wind power.

Centrica Business Solutions have secured the development rights for a fully consented 30MW battery storage plant in Dyce, near Aberdeen. Once built, the 30MW 2hr battery storage plant will store enough energy to power 70,000 homes for an hour, with discharge occurring up to four hours per day.

The site is located near a connection for North Sea offshore wind farms and will help ease network constraints by storing electricity when it is abundant for times when it is not. This will support the UK's shift towards energy independence and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

The project, which obtained planning consent in November 2021, was developed by Cragside Energy Limited and backed by Omni Partners LLP. With construction expected to last eight months, the go-live date is mid 2024

The project forms part of Centrica Energy Assets’ plan to deliver 900MW of solar and battery storage assets by 2026. Centrica already owns and operates the 49MW fast response battery at Roosecote, Cumbria.

Centrica Energy Assets will work with Cragside Energy to identify new opportunities in the energy storage space. Cragside Energy’s growing pipeline exceeds 200MW, and focuses on low carbon and flexible assets, including energy storage, solar and peaking plant schemes.

“Battery storage can play a strategic role in helping to transition away from fossil fuels, by smoothing out the peaks and troughs associated with renewable energy generation,” said Bill Rees, Director of Centrica Energy Assets. “We should treat renewable energy like a precious resource and projects like this can help to maximise its efficacy.”