Banks files mega-battery UK planning application

Jan 31, 2023 05:29 PM ET
  • 2.8 GWh project at Thorpe Marsh in Yorkshire would capitalize on the site's existing 1.45 GW connection
Banks files mega-battery UK planning application
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Renewables developer Banks Group has actually submitted a preparation application for an energy storage hub based at the site of a previous power station in South Yorkshire.

The project would benefit from the site's existing 1450MW connection to the National Grid and also would certainly involve the implementation of a 2.8GW-hour battery at Thorpe Marsh near Doncaster.

The Banks project group has examined the feedback collected at the preliminary appointment occasion on the scheme held late last year in the village of Barnby Dun, which sits to the east of the suggested site, and also has factored it right into its preparation submission.

Lewis Stokes, senior community relationships manager at The Banks Group, stated: "This is a nationally significant scheme that will certainly put South Yorkshire at the leading edge of developments in the significantly essential energy storage industry, as well as we're thrilled to have actually reached this stage in its realisation.

" The response we've needed to our ideas from local people, services as well as community leaders thus far has been extremely motivating and also we'll remain to speak with as many individuals as we can in the coming months concerning every little thing that this project would supply."

The Thorpe Marsh Green Energy Hub would additionally feature a variety of integrated environmental enhancements, consisting of wetlands, forests and also species-rich grassland, while economic as well as social benefits would certainly also comply with from its growth, Banks Group mentioned.

A separate planning application to complete the recovery of the power station's previous ash disposal area through the recuperation of approximately 2.25 million tonnes of pulverised fuel ash (PFA) over a four-year duration will certainly be settled in the coming months.

As part of the total scheme, the existing rail connection on the site would certainly be recommissioned to make sure that the primary method of eliminating any type of material from the site or obtaining deliveries could be by rail, rather than by trucks on regional roads.

Banks is wishing to have the energy hub up and running by the end of 2028 if preparation approval is approved.



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