Developer Exagen has been granted planning approval for a 500MW/1,000MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Leicestershire, UK.
Exagen plans to build the two-hour duration Normanton Energy Reserve BESS on land to the northeast of Earl Shilton.
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Exagen submitted plans for the battery asset in January 2023, as reported by Solar Power Portal, and confirmed that the project would be capable of providing enough power for 80% of the homes in the county. £270 million in financing is set to be allocated to the project and will connect directly into a new substation owned by National Grid.
Although the energisation date has not been finalised, Exagen plans to commission the project in 2029, and operate the project for 40 years.
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