Harmony secures planning for Salisbury scheme

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Harmony Energy has secured planning permission for a new 49.5MW battery energy storage system in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

With grid, land rights and now planning permission all secured, Harmony can move forward with the lithium-ion scheme on land adjacent to Salisbury Substation, which will provide energy balancing services to the National Grid.

It is the latest in Harmony’s pipeline of utility-scale battery energy storage developments to have been granted planning permission, closely following its 99MW scheme at Creyke Beck in Hull.

Pete Grogan, director at Harmony Energy, said: “With grid, land rights and most recently planning permission secured, the Salisbury project is now ‘shovel-ready’. This scheme will connect to the distribution network at 132kV, allowing more intermittent renewable energy from wind and solar projects to be installed onto the grid.

“We are entering a critical period for the future of the UK’s energy supply. Coal-fired power is on track to be phased out by 2025 and with strict targets to decarbonise our system through the continued rollout of low-carbon generation, utility-scale energy storage systems like these are key to maintaining security, stability and flexibility.”

Harmony Energy has over 500MW of battery energy storage assets construction-ready or in development in the UK.

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