Statkraft joins major UK energy storage partnership

A 1 GW battery-based energy storage facility will ensure that Statkraft's UK wind and solar energy can be stored when generating surplus. Statera's gas-fired engines will generate power when renewable energy sources do not.

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Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft has entered a collaboration with UK-based Statera Energy on a 1 GW energy storage facility.

The storage facility will consist of batteries for storing energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind at times of surplus generation. Moreover, Statera will provide a number of gas-powered reciprocating engines able to generate power on short notice when sunshine and wind are absent.

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