Harmony Energy Storage has secured planning permission for a 49.5MW battery facility in Yorkshire in the UK.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee gave the go ahead for the plant on land adjacent to the Creyke Beck substation at Cottingham, near Hull.

The project will consist of 17 battery units spread over the two-acre site.

Harmony Energy develops utility-scale storage systems across the UK to provide a range of grid balancing and ancillary services.

UK property consultancy Carter Jonas’ infrastructure and energy team advised Harmony Energy on the planning.

Carter Jonas senior energy specialist Clare Davey said: “This is the third planning approval for a battery storage facility that the team has achieved in the region in as many months, demonstrating a real momentum among our clients to realise the potential of sites.”

Meanwhile, Solar Global and Alfen have opened the first battery energy storage system in the Czech Republic.

The 1.2 megawatt-hour system will be used to balance the fluctuating supply of solar energy with demand patterns in the central European country.

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