The existing Kilroot Array is currently the largest battery storage facility in Northern Ireland and is a battery-based alternative to peaking power plants. The facility enhances grid stability by providing fast response ancillary services.
With more efficient balancing of supply and demand, energy storage will lower costs to consumers, unlock the value of existing renewables and improve security of supply.
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With the potential for up to £600m of investment in a range of technologies and electricity generation solutions, it aims to be one of the most important milestones in the decarbonisation of our electricity generation system.