Battery Energy Storage
Date of Article
Nov 22 2019
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Harmony Energy, advised by Carter Jonas’ Infrastructure and Energy team, has secured planning permission from East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the construction of a 49.5MW battery storage scheme.

The new facility, incorporating multiple battery units, will be built on a 2.5 acre site on land adjacent to Creyke Beck substation, Cottingham, near Hull. Yorkshire-based Harmony Energy develops, builds, owns and operates utility-scale renewable energy assets across the UK. Its portfolio of assets provides a range of grid balancing - matching the supply of energy to demand - and ancillary services to National Grid and other providers.

Alex Thornton, Director, Harmony Energy, said: “Utility-scale batteries are playing an increasingly important role in decarbonisation and grid balancing as more renewables come online and coal-fired power stations are retired.

“We expect huge levels of investment into the sector over the next five years and beyond and our pipeline of projects already shows the potential for landowners, investors and for the UK’s future energy security.”

Simon Currie, Energy Specialist, Carter Jonas, said: “This is the second 49.5MW battery storage scheme Carter Jonas have secured planning consent for on behalf of Harmony Energy, demonstrating our expertise in this sector and ability to bring real value to our clients.

“Battery storage is playing an increasingly important role in the energy sector with its ability to store surplus renewable energy and release it back to the grid during periods of high demand, helping reduce fossil fuels use and atmospheric pollution.

“With the climate change emergency signalling a watershed moment in our industrial history, here at Carter Jonas we are extremely pleased to have assisted in another development that helps reduce CO2 emissions.”