UK developer secures consent for 50MW battery

Sep 8, 2022 11:58 AM ET
  • Conrad Energy's project in Somerset will 'local topography as well as innovative design' to conceal the scheme
UK developer secures consent for 50MW battery

Conrad Energy has actually secured planning consent for a 50MW two-hour battery energy storage system in Somerset, in England.

Conrad Energy's largest battery storage space project to date will certainly use "local topography as well as innovative design" to conceal the scheme within the landscape.

Added planting and landscape design will certainly enhance the local habitat with an estimated biodiversity net gain score of 22.3% as well as 100% for hedges, enhancing the local landscape as well as providing shelter for birds, pets and insects.

" With biodiversity gain developed right into the design for this site from the start, we are delighted to have actually efficiently achieved preparation authorization," said Chris Shears, Conrad Energy's Chief Development Officer.

" Battery energy storage projects like this one are important to the energy transition.

" Contributing to the local environmental system is simply among the means we collaborate with communities to ensure our projects can help with the rapid transition to renewable resource which the UK needs to accomplish."

This statement comes as Conrad Energy's 15MW four-hour battery energy storage system in Plympton, Devon lately attained planning authorization.

The company's solar development at Larport in Herefordshire was granted planning authorization in May.



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