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Swindon Council gets planning consent for 50MW battery storage scheme, seeks developers

two years ago

Swindon Council has been given the green light from its planning department to build a 50MW/50MWh battery storage scheme.

The scheme, on council owned ground, will be one of the UK’s largest standalone batteries if developed to the maximum permitted capacity.

Council-owned Public Power Solutions is now seeking developers to take on funding and construction of the project. It touts the site’s grid connection at a nearby substation as “very low cost”.

“The grid connection cost is very competitive, so this is a good opportunity for a developer looking for front of the meter battery storage opportunities that will enable them to generate an income in a variety of different ways, said Public Power Solutions’ Steve Cains.

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