- Centrica Business Solutions has begun work on a new battery storage unit that will form the latest element of its pioneering Cornwall Local Energy Market
- The 1MW battery will be one of Cornwall’s largest batteries once complete
- Battery to be connected to Local Energy Market to provide energy resilience to Cornwall Council owned Wave Hub site and the local grid.
George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, visited the Wave Hub site in Hayle, Cornwall, where Centrica has begun work on a new battery storage unit that will form the latest element of its pioneering Cornwall Local Energy Market.
Centrica Business Solutions has designed the 1MW battery to provide energy resilience to the Cornwall Council owned Wave Hub site and the local grid. It will be one of Cornwall’s largest batteries once complete.
The multi-award-winning Cornwall Local Energy Market offers a glimpse into the future of a truly decentralised energy landscape with thousands, if not millions, of homes and businesses playing their part in regional energy markets.
It goes further than any previous project in exploring how decentralised flexible assets can work together in an efficient local energy system that meets the needs of generators, customers and networks alike – reducing strain on the grid at peak times and maximising the productivity of Cornwall’s famous renewable energy generation.
Wave Hub sits within Mr Eustice’s Camborne and Redruth constituency.
Wave Hub Limited exists to help floating offshore wind and wave energy technologies and developers from around the world test their technologies in open sea conditions and provides some of the best wind and wave conditions in Europe.
Wave Hub Limited, which is solely owned by Cornwall Council, will own the battery storage system once in place, with Centrica responsible for the funding, construction and operation.