Ridge Clean Energy seeks permit for UK hybrid project

Nov 25, 2022 12:55 PM ET
  • The East Cambridgeshire-based Six Oaks Renewable Energy Park will consist of battery storage centers
Ridge Clean Energy seeks permit for UK hybrid project
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Ridge Clean Energy (RCE) has submitted a planning application for the hybrid renewable energy Six Oaks Renewable Energy Park project.

The suggested 49.9 MW solar farm with battery storage space is situated concerning 1.4 km southeast of Bottisham in East Cambridgeshire.

The project would likewise include species-rich seed mix in between the rows of photovoltaic panels to encourage wildlife including and also birds. With an array of ecological enhancements, the site aims to supply a net gain of 66% to neighborhood biodiversity.

Existing hedgerows are to be enhanced with additional grown where necessary to provide added testing and also to benefit wild animals.

The associated 6 Oaks Community Benefit Fund is projected to provide ₤ 25,000 each year for the lifespan of the project (up to 40 years).

In addition to the Community Benefit Fund, RCE will certainly additionally provide up front seed resources and also development aid for community projects, so people do not need to wait up until the completion of the construct to start obtaining benefits.

" We create each project with the scope to do so much more than produce power," claimed Marjorie Glasgow, co-founder and also CEO of RCE. "We believe that combining clean energy with the requirements of communities is one of the most powerful way to take on climate adjustment and its impacts.

" The 6 Oaks Renewable Energy Park can aid East Cambridgeshire adapt to the biggest challenges presently dealing with communities in the UK-- climate change, energy security, and also the increasing price of living," Glasgow included.

" The Ridge group have a tried and tested performance history in creating top quality UK renewable energy projects whilst functioning along with local communities to develop long-lasting as well as lasting regional benefits."

Community Partnership Lead Daniela Jenkins added: "As a company we aim to establish a close partnership with regional communities from the extremely beginning of a project. We have actually met with parish councillors, community groups and charities with the purpose to encourage and also support neighborhood communities on their path to net zero and we are collaborating with a local group to enhance biodiversity on the proposed site.

" We are looking forward to supporting community projects as well as ideas, which could be EV billing, boosting play parks or regional cycle networks."

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