Business Green | ‘Shovel ready’: UK renewables and storage project pipeline approaches 40GW

Research from our ‘Renewables pipeline tracker’ that showed 38.7GW of renewables are currently planned in the pipeline featured in Business Green. More than half of the projects – 22.9GW – classified as ‘awaiting construction’.

Lucy Dolton explained that the pipeline has grown since a provisional assessment in the winter of 2019. “Changes to the pipeline include circa 800MW of projects moving to ‘awaiting construction’, around 120MW moving to ‘under construction’ and approximately 150MW moving to ‘operational’ status”, Lucy added.

The growth in projects gaining planning permission is dominated by battery technologies, with solar and onshore wind also seeing notable rises.

Lucy Dolton, Analyst

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