2018 isn't the year that football came home... but it is the year of large scale energy storage in the UK!
After an uncertain start, it looks likely that over 500MW of capacity will be installed by the end of the year, compared to 100MW of large-scale battery storage in Dec 2017.
With a growing pipeline of projects (split between large front of the meter projects, which make up the majority of this capacity, and smaller behind the meter projects which are more common) development timelines being reduced and opportunities beginning to emerge with the National Grid, it will be fascinating to see which types of projects will be built (and by who) as well which revenues they are accessing as the market in the UK continues to develop.
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In 2018 we have seen over 700MW of new projects being submitted into planning, including at screening stage, made up of just 30 sites as we see the larger average size increase. The majority of the capacity submitted in 2018 is made up of 49.9MW projects and shows how the market is currently split between large front of the meter projects, which make up the majority of this capacity, and smaller behind the meter projects which are more common. Some are going even further, with the likes of RWE, Drax and EDF all submitting plans for battery projects in the hundreds of MWs, while Pivot Power’s recently unveiled plans will see the market entrant set out to deliver a network of 45 50MW sites.