The construction of a 114MW battery energy storage system, south of the Norwich substation between Dunston and Swainsthorpe, has been suggested by EDF Renewables UK.
Prior to filing a planning application next year, the corporation is conducting environmental and technical studies and speaking with locals about the concept.
Battery storage is crucial to achieving the UK Government’s goal of reducing all greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the year 2050 because it gives National Grid the flexibility it needs to handle the erratic nature of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
Batteries can also react quickly to network problems or changes in the supply and demand for energy, which helps to lower the danger of blackouts and provide a safe and reliable network.
From November 21 to December 12, 2022, EDF Renewables UK will hold a public consultation on the draught plans. In 2023, South Norfolk Council will receive a planning application.
The Director of Planning, from EDF Renewables UK’s Storage and Private Wire division, Martin Cole said “As more of our lives are powered by electricity – from heating to cars – our energy system is changing. Batteries help to future-proof the grid and cost-effectively integrate more renewable power.”
“Having more of our electricity generated renewably from homegrown sources will lead to lower bills and greater energy security.”
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