Infrastrata et al. might have difficulty in continuing with the project? From Infrastrata’s website it looks like they are expecting more EU funding to complete the project. Anyone know? Or any idea where we can find this info out?
Published on Saturday 14 January 2012
SCIENTIFIC investigations into Larne’s potential for energy storage is being taken a step further by Gaelectric Energy Storage (GES).
Unlike InfraStrata and North East Storage – which hope to excavate underground salt caverns to build up reserves of natural gas – Gaelectric is undertaking exploratory drilling ahead of a proposal to cache compressed air generated by wind turbines at off-peak periods and use it to boost the grid when required.
If all goes to plan, GES would build a facility to convert the compressed air into electricity by heating it using natural gas. The project would also entail a marine pipeline.
Paddy Larkin, Environment Minister Alex Attwood and Andrew Hindle at the announcement that planning permission has been granted for the £400 million salt cavity gas storage project.