Energy investment manager Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is to build one of the biggest battery storage installations in the UK – a 230MW/460MWh facility to be located on the site of a former coal-fired power station.
Quinbrook, which boasts ties to Australia through one of the group’s two partners, David Scaysbrook, and an extensive portfolio of energy assets in the country, says has acquired the exclusive development rights to battery to be located at the site of the former Uskmouth coal-fired power station in the south of Wales.
Quinbrook is partnering with Energy Optimisation Solutions on the Project Uskmouth battery storage development, which will be part of a major redevelopment and regeneration into what will hopefully be a Sustainable Energy Park.
“The UK’s ‘Net Zero’ transformation is an unprecedented investment opportunity for Quinbrook with a diverse array of attractive thematics,” said Rory Quinlan, Quinbrook’s other co-founder and managing partner, based in London.
“Our ‘whole of system’ investment philosophy puts the emphasis on addressing critical infrastructure needs and enablers for a stable transition to a decarbonised power system.”