Rough End for the UK’s Largest Gas Storage Facility

The UK’s largest natural gas storage facility, Rough, will no longer be in operation following a decision by Centrica Storage (CSL).

The storage facility has been in function for more than 30 years, and now its “wells and facilities are at the end of their design life”. As a result, CSL has announced plans to close the facility.

Rough was the UK’s only depleted gas field used for storage and was responsible for 70% of the UK’s gas storage volume. (more…)

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Vattenfall to Start Construction of New Battery Project

Vattenfall will start construction of the UK’s largest battery storage scheme this summer, to be located at the Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in Wales. This location makes use of the existing grid connections and means the batteries can be powered by the wind farm or directly from the grid. The 22MW battery system, known as Battery@PyC, will comprise of six shipping containers filled with BMW lithium-ion batteries. (more…)

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