Battery energy storage is crucial to harnessing the full potential of renewable energy
Battery storage has a growing role to play in creating a future-fit power infrastructure for the UK. Our installations support the grid and local customers, providing reassurance and energy security.
Every day, electricity grids must match supply with demand. For example, the UK has the largest installed capacity of offshore wind in the world, and the ability to capture this energy and use it increases the value of this clean energy.
Battery storage enables the proliferation of renewable technology as part of the UK’s energy mix, allowing us to capture and store excess energy which has been generated when the sun has shone and the wind has blown. The ability to store excess energy and release it when required, thus balancing the grid, is key to the eventual energy independence of the UK and is intrinsic to enabling energy security.
The energy landscape is constantly evolving, with recent advances in technology meaning the duration that the technology can discharge before requiring recharge is increasing. This, in turn, increases the speed at which we can move towards net zero.
The combination of renewable energy sources and battery storage is helping the UK move from fossil fuels towards a clean energy future.
Current battery projects
We operate our own 40MW battery storage site in Bedfordshire and have further sites in construction, with more projects in the planning stages. Please click on the interactive map to learn about our battery projects.
Recent battery projects
Welcome to the information page for our proposed 50MW Taunton battery energy storage project. The proposed location of the project is on land adjacent to Taunton Substation. Connecting to the…
Welcome to the information page for our proposed 49.9MW battery energy storage project near Kintore, which Conrad Energy is proposing to construct and operate. The project would facilitate the import…
Welcome to the information page for our proposed 50MW Braydon battery energy storage project. It includes details about our current plans for the site, and ways to share your feedback….
Our latest battery storage news
Conrad Energy continues to enable the UK’s energy transition with the announcement of a groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday at their battery storage site in Midsomer Norton, Somerset.
Conrad Energy will use Tesla Megapack within its 26MWh battery storage portfolio for sites located in the south west of England.
We are delighted to announce the signing of a major framework agreement with GE Renewable Energy for the design, manufacture, and supply of GE’s battery energy storage system in the UK.