Batteries

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 20th January 2022.

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Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Labour, Walsall South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on battery energy storage systems of the fire at the Victoria Big Battery project in Australia on 30 July 2021.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Government is aware of the incident in Australia. The Department will continue to work with the industry-led electricity storage health and safety governance group to analyse incidents around the world and derive conclusions, as soon as these become available.

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