Centrica Business Solutions creates team to develop grid-connected solar and battery storage assets

Centrica Business Solutions has established a team to develop large scale, grid-connected solar and battery storage assets in the UK and Europe.

Centrica Energy Assets will develop, build, manage and optimise a portfolio of Centrica-owned solar and battery projects that will help provide the company’s customers with clean energy.

Centrica has to date completed over 85MW of projects including most recently a 4,000 panel project for the British Army, covering an area the size of eight football pitches at the Defence School of Transport near Beverley, Yorkshire.

The battery assets would be controlled via Centrica Business Solutions’ FlexPond demand side response platform, which ensures that the assets achieve maximum value across both ancillary and wholesale markets.

Greg McKenna, Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions, said: “In recent weeks, we’ve seen a commitment from Government to a green grid by 2035, but to achieve this it’s vital we build out the level of storage to help manage supply and demand. This new team will invest in the technology that will help us reach that 2035 target and provide the back-up that ensures we can make best use of the renewable energy generated.”

Bill Rees, Director of Centrica Energy Assets, said: “Fighting climate change is going to take multiple partnerships, with landowners, technology companies, and a diverse, dynamic workforce with the energy and passion to deliver a net zero future for the UK. We are creating forward-looking and sustainable jobs, simultaneously supporting the government’s economic and climate ambitions.”