Quinbrook to build battery storage project

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is to build a large-scale battery storage project at Uskmouth in South Wales

The planned 230MW / 460MWh Battery Energy Storage System will be located at the site of the former Uskmouth coal fired power station in south Wales and will be one of the UK’s largest battery storage projects to date.

Rory Quinlan, co-founder and Managing Partner of Quinbrook says, “The UK’s ‘Net Zero’ transformation is an unprecedented investment opportunity for Quinbrook with a diverse array of attractive thematics. Our ‘whole of system’ investment philosophy puts the emphasis on addressing critical infrastructure needs and enablers for a stable transition to a decarbonised power system.

“If the UK power system is to meet its 2030 renewables targets (of 95% decarbonised power generation), battery storage will need to increase significantly to address urgent stability and flexibility requirements. Almost 10% of UK grid capacity is expected to be provided by battery storage by 2030, representing an estimated GBP 20 billion of new capital investment.”