September 9 (Renewables Now) – British power producer and energy service provider Conrad Energy has won planning approval to install a 50MW battery energy storage facility in Somerset, south-west England.
The two-hour energy storage system is expected to be built in North Petherton and will be the company’s largest project utilizing local topography and innovative design to better suit installation in the landscape, Conrad said. Energy earlier this week.
The project plan envisages a set of biodiversity measures such as additional planting and landscaping to strengthen local habitat and shelter for birds, animals and insects.
The permit follows planning permission obtained by Conrad Energy for a four-hour 15MW battery energy storage project in Plympton, Devon. It also follows the official start of construction work on a 200 MW battery energy storage site in Somerset. To be equipped with Tesla Megapacks technology, the facility is expected to become fully operational in November 2022.
By the end of 2022, Conrad Energy intends to have 200 MW of batteries in service, in line with a broader goal of deploying 1,000 MW of capacity in the next few years.
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