InterGen is in late stage development of a world leading battery storage project in the London Gateway Logistics Park, next to the DP World London Gateway Port on the north bank of the River Thames in Essex. InterGen built and continues to operate the existing 800 MW Coryton gas-fired combined cycle power station which is located approximately one kilometre from the proposed Gateway Energy Centre site.
The Gateway project will consist of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with a rated electrical output of up to 900MWh (up to 450MW).
InterGen received Town and Country Planning Permission in January 2023, making the Gateway project the largest battery in the UK once operational. The £300m project will provide power for over 450,000 homes once fully complete.
InterGen CEO Jim Lightfoot said:
“Our mission is to deliver the flexible electricity solutions that everyone relies on in a low-carbon world, and this project is a major statement of intent.
We are excited to be entering a new phase in our growth as an organisation, and will continue to explore opportunities to develop projects which can support the energy transition.”
Gateway Energy Centre will bring significant local community benefits, including:
- Facilitating skilled, direct and indirect construction jobs and long-term jobs to manage, maintain and operate the facility.
- A variety of local supplier and service businesses will be used to support the project throughout construction and operations.
- Lowers consumer energy bills via economies of scale cost efficient
balancing of green power.