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Batteries

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 105498, tabled on 17 January 2022

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.

Answered on

20 January 2022

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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