Centrica has received planning permission for a brace of battery energy storage units at its UK headquarters in Windsor with a combined capacity of 1MW set to be built at the site.
Recent research carried out by Centrica found that more than four in five UK businesses had experienced at least one power failure in the past year, opening up the potential for serious consequences on productivity. Clean Energy News spoke to Tim Wynn-Jones, head of distributed energy sales in the UK for Centrica, to understand why UK businesses need an energy resilience strategy moving forward.
Fresh details have emerged surrounding Centrica’s rumoured 100MW battery after a planning application was submitted to Kilkenny County Council in Ireland through a joint venture formed in part by subsidiary Bord Gáis Energy.
Centrica has warned that UK businesses are at an increased risk of power-related failures that could endanger employees and profit margins.
Centrica has begun its recruitment drive for businesses and homes wishing to participate in its local energy market trial in Cornwall.
Centrica has launched a new venture – ‘Centrica Innovations’ – which is to invest £100 million in developing new energy technologies.
Global energy firm Centrica has purchased business energy management, combined heat & power and district heating firm ENER-G Cogen for £145 million.