Statera Energy are holding a Public Exhibition at The Rawson Hall on Thursday the 21st of June between 6pm and 9pm, the purpose of the event is to show locals plans of a new proposed Battery Storage Facility adjacent to the Bolney substation, off Wineham Lane.
Representatives will be available at the Public Exhibition to answer any questions and listen to local residents. Below is a brief background of Statera Energy and why there is a need for the proposed facility at Bolney.
Statera Energy is one of the largest flexible energy developers in the UK. Backed by Infrared Capital, Statera is the owner of flexible generation and storage capacity in the UK. It has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the project development process, from planning, project financing, construction through to trading. The company secured 200 MW of new build contracts across 4 projects in the 2016 capacity markets, 2 of these projects have now been constructed; Creyke Beck Power (gas peaking plant), near Cottingham in East Riding of Yorkshire and Pelham Storage (battery storage facility) on the Essex / Hertfordshire border. Both these sites are now operational, and the company is due to start construction on 2 more sites this year.
The UK electricity network faces tough challenges to deliver the Government’s target of reducing carbon emissions. Much of this will be achieved through decommissioning carbon intensive plants and continuing with the delivery of low carbon generation principally off shore wind. The subsequent integration of significant renewables and nuclear energy supplies places an increasing demand for additional flexibility and reserve supply to be provided within the energy generation mix.
National Grid also has to manage changes in the system frequency, voltage and reactive power. Imbalance can occur when there is high generation and low demand, or low generation and high demand. Balancing supply and demand and system stability is fundamental to an energy efficient future.
A report commissioned by Energy UK in February 2016 to support the use of Electricity Storage in the Energy Sector states; Electricity storage is widely regarded to be the single most important technological breakthrough likely to happen over the period to 2030 and a complete ‘game changer’ in the way that the power system operates.
In response to this requirement for increased flexibility for local demand, Statera Energy proposes to develop an asset for National Grid using batteries, on land to the north of Bolney Substation to provide these services. The Battery Storage Facility would have a maximum capacity of 32MW.
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