Uskmouth battery planned for operation in 2024

Plans have been finalised for a 230MW/460MWh battery at Uskmouth, according to SIMEC Atlantis Energy (SAE), which had to abandon plans to develop an energy from waste plant at the ex-coal site.
The battery requires a planning application, to be determined by Newport City Council, and a modification to the existing grid connection agreement. Construction is expected to take 18 months, with the battery expected to become operational towards the end of 2024.
SAE said the battery would be an “anchoring project in the development of the Uskmouth site into a Sustainable Energy Park”. SAE expects £40m in revenue from the battery over 30 years, of which £11 million will be paid within the next 18 months, subject to the achievement of certain milestones.
The battery will be owned by Uskmouth Energy Storage (UES). UES is owned by Energy Optimisation Solutions (a developer and operator of UK renewable projects with a development pipeline of 1 GW) and Private Energy Partners Limited (the development arm of investment manager Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners).

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