UK's new energy site worth "half a million phone batteries"

E.on has just completed the construction of a large-scale battery plant, and another two major energy storage projects with total capacity of more than 100 MWh are headed for the UK. This will help the country handle its growing renewable energy industry.

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The UK is speeding ahead of other European nations with its energy storage development. As the latest step in the process, Germany's E.on has just completed a huge battery facility.

The Guardian reports that the company will soon flip the switch on a new 10 MW battery next to its biomass power plant Blackburn Meadows in Sheffield, which has thus far been the largest plant in the country. Energy major Centrica is also preparing a 49 MW battery near Cumbria, while France's EDF is working on a similar major project by its gas-fired power plant West Burton in Nottinghamshire.

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