UK's first new hydro energy storage plant in 30 years given green light

Michael Holder
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Image of the lower quarry in Snowdonia where the hydro storage project is to be built

Snowdonia Pumped Hydro given go-ahead to turn two abandoned quarries in Wales into 700MWh capacity energy storage water reservoirs

Plans for what would be the UK's first new grid-scale electricity storage facility in more than 30 years have been given the go-ahead by the government, with construction now likely to begin in North Wales...

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