EDF Renewables proposes Norwich battery system

Nov 21, 2022 12:02 PM ET
  • The firm has actually begun a public assessment on the project
EDF Renewables proposes Norwich battery system
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EDF Renewables UK has actually proposed developing a 114MW battery energy storage system to the south of Norwich substation in between Dunston and also Swainsthorpe.

Environmental and also technological assessments are being carried out and also the firm is consulting with local people about the proposition ahead of submitting a planning application following year.

With the UK Government intending to bring all greenhouse gas discharges to net zero by 2050, battery storage is essential to attain this transition because it offers the flexibility required by National Grid to manage the recurring nature of supply from renewable resources such as wind and also solar.

Batteries can likewise respond swiftly to faults on the network or adjustments in electricity supply and also demand, assisting to lower blackout danger and also guarantee a secure and resilient network.

EDF Renewables UK is undertaking a public appointment on the draft plans from 21 November to 12 December 2022, as well as a planning application will be submitted to South Norfolk Council in 2023.

Martin Cole, Director of Planning at EDF Renewables UK's Storage as well as Private Wire division, claimed: "As even more of our lives are powered by electrical energy-- from home heating to cars-- our energy system is changing. Batteries help to future-proof the grid and cost-effectively integrate even more renewable power.

" Having more of our electrical power generated renewably from homegrown sources will result in reduced bills as well as higher power protection."

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