100MW Battery Storage Planning Success Cottingham
Straw bales in the sunset
Harmony Energy Storage Limited
Energy & Marine
How we helped
100MW of import and export capacity
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A row of 100MW Tesla batteries
Two rows of large 100MW batteries
Contego battery energy storage development from FRV and Harmony Energy goes live
A row of 100MW Tesla batteries

The Carter Jonas Energy team have contributed to the successful buildout of a 100MW Tesla battery storage scheme near Hull, one of the largest schemes in Europe.

After initially being contacted by the owners of the 70-acre farm to help dispose of the asset, Head of Energy Charles Hardcastle and his team advised the site had untapped potential being located adjacent to a major National Grid and Distribution Network substation. After an initial planning screen of the site, we recommended the opportunity for a generation or battery storage development should be explored.

An application was submitted to Northern Powergrid and we secured a connection offer for 100MW of import and export capacity in the landowner’s name. We then marketed and promoted approximately 12 acres of the farm to battery operators and secured competitive bids for the site, before advising our client in entering an option and ultimately a long lease with the preferred developer, Harmony Energy.

Carter Jonas’ Energy Planning team was then instructed by the developer to secure planning permission for the proposed development. This included pre-application advice, survey coordination, the preparation and submission of the application and discharge of conditions. Challenges successfully overcome include flood risk and access.