Planning approval for 50MW battery in Somerset

Conrad Energy has recently won planning consent for a 50MW two-hour battery in North Petherton, Somerset.
This announcement comes soon after Conrad Energy’s 15MW four-hour battery in Plympton, Devon won planning approval. The company’s first significant strategic solar development at Larport in Herefordshire was awarded planning approval in May.
The company says North Petherton, its largest battery to date, will use “local topography and innovative design” to conceal the scheme within the landscape. Additional planting and landscaping will boost the local habitat with an estimated biodiversity net gain score of 22.3% and 100% for hedgerow units.
“With biodiversity gain built into the design for this site from the start, we are delighted to have successfully achieved planning permission,” said Chris Shears, Conrad Energy’s Chief Development Officer.