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Centrica completes 49 MW battery facility in Cumbria, UK

  • 2 years ago (2019-01-08)
  • David Flin
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Centrica has announced that it has completed work on a 49 MW battery storage facility on the former site of the Roosecote power station in Cumbria, UK. The company said that the batteries will help to maintain the stability of the electricity system by providing frequency response services to National Grid. Construction started in March 2017.

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The site was originally a coal-fired power station that was later replaced by the first combined cycle gas turbine in Britain. The gas plant was mothballed in 2012 after Centrica cancelled plans to build a new biomass power station.

Mark Futyan, Distributed Power Systems Director for Centrica Business Solutions, said: “The Roosecote site is truly unique, having been home to the latest technology of its time, and is an exemplar of the transition we’ve made from dirty coal to cleaner, more flexible power.”