Harmony Energy has been given the go ahead for its latest grid-scale battery energy storage system to date. The 49.5MW lithium-ion system is to be located in Salisbury, Wiltshire, with grid, land rights and planning permission now secured. The system is set to provide balancing services to National Grid, with the site on land adjacent to Salisbury Substation. It will connect to the distribution network at 132kV, “allowing more intermittent renewable energy from wind and solar projects to be installed onto the grid,” Pete Grogan, director at Harmony Energy said, describing the project as “shovel-ready”. It is the latest in Harmony Energy’s pipeline of grid-scale battery energy storage developments to have been granted planning permission.
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