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.
Battery storage and smart technologies are to be rolled out to homes in the Irish town of Dingle as part of a new trial to test their potential to support the use of variable renewable energy supply resources and smart connection to the Irish electricity grid.
The joint Irish and Northern Irish capacity mechanism has moved one step closer this afternoon by clinching EU state aid approval.
Centrica has revealed plans to build a single 100MW battery energy storage system in Ireland for delivery by 2022 to take advantage of capacity market and grid services opportunities currently under development.
A new redox flow battery demonstration project was launched in Belfast this week.
The Republic of Ireland is to launch its own Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with minister for communications, climate action and environment Denis Naughten unveiling plans for a scheme with specific measures to avoid the mistakes made north of the border.
Irish cleantech company Airsynergy has announced the launch of a suite of renewable energy and cost cutting products for the UK market, including small scale wind turbines with substantial generation capabilities.