Centrica has completed the deployment of almost 100MW of energy storage capacity across two projects in the UK that are able to respond to peaks in demand within two minutes.

The 49MW projects are in Brigg in North East Lincolnshire and Peterborough on land adjacent to Centrica’s existing gas-fired power plants.

The plants are comprised of five 9.8MW ‘engines’ each supplied by Wärtsilä, which also delivered EPC services for both sites, and are expected to typically run for a few hours a day.

Mark Futyan, distributed power systems director at Centrica Business Solutions, said: “We’re seeing increasing demand for flexible power so this is an important demonstration of how we can help our customers to navigate the new energy landscape and deliver a variety of end-to-end solutions including onsite generation, demand side response and energy storage.”

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