Swindon is set to host one of the UK’s largest battery storage facilities after the town’s council received planning consent for the project. The standalone facility, which will be located on the site of a former municipal depot, will have a maximum output of up to 50MW and a storage capacity of up to 50MWh. The facility will be run by Public Power Solutions, the wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council. The firm’s head of power solutions Steve Cains said: “The project has a great location next to a sub-station, meaning 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. “Local authorities are in a unique position to benefit from the growing demand for electricity storage, with diverse property portfolios and high energy consumption. We’re making it work at home here in Swindon but this project could be replicated in many other parts of the country, helping generate an income for the cash-strapped public sector.”
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Swindon Borough Council has approved planning for a 50MW battery project submitted by its sustainable energy company Public Power Solutions (PPS), which will now seek a developer to build a business case from the front of the meter battery.
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