UK developer Exagen submits application for 500MW/1,000MWh battery storage project

By George Heynes

Exagen has submitted plans for a 500MW/1GWh battery storage project to Blaby District Council, in the Midlands region of England, UK.

Situated in Leicestershire, the Normanton Energy Reserve will be created across 19 acres, have a capacity of 500MW/1GWh and be capable of providing enough power for 80% of the homes in the county.

£350 million (US$425.6 million) will be used to create the project which will directly connect to the transmission network. In doing so it will play a vital role in managing natural fluctuations in intermittent renewable energy and support the scaling of several renewable generation technologies such as wind farms and solar.

The project is expected to be energised and connected to the grid in 2028, Exagen has stated. The developer will look to partner with local businesses on the project, inviting local contractors to get involved.

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