Boom Power obtains grid connection for 237MW UK project
Boom Power has obtained an import and export grid connection of 237.5 (AC) megawatts for solar and battery storage at Thorpe Marsh Power Station, Doncaster in the UK.
Given the scale of the import and export connection, this project will be classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) and therefore, assessed by the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero.
The land within the local area is being explored and feasibility studies are underway to inform the scheme.
Boom Power has also developed a proposal for what will be known as the Carrog Battery Energy Storage System located near Cemaes in Anglesey on approximately 2.3 hectares of land. As a standalone battery facility, this proposal will connect directly to the grid having the capacity to store around 660 megawatts-hours of energy, allowing discharge of power for a period of up to two hours. This is equivalent to the electrical needs of 83,069 family homes for a two-hour period per day. Boom Power’s development and associated landscape proposals have been designed to provide enhanced biodiversity gains for the local area, above the baseline conditions. Engagement has been made with an Anglesey based social enterprise with a view to delivering local benefits.