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RES Applies for Permit to Install 49.9-MW Battery in Devon

RES Group is seeking permission to install a 49.9-MW battery energy storage system (BESS) in Devon, Southwest England, following positive feedback from the local community related to the need of such facilities in the region.


The company has lodged its proposal for review with the Torridge District Council, official documents show. The scheme is expected to be examined by the Council’s Planning Committee in the coming months.


Planned to be installed south of the village of Pyworthy, the battery facility will be used by National Grid to balance fluctuations in electricity demand and generation. The construction of the BESS, if greenlight, will take about 12 months. The system will connect directly to the 132-kV overhead powerline running across the site.


The proposal comes with biodiversity measures such as the planting of native hedgerow, grassland and wildflower areas.


RES, which has been active in the battery energy storage segment for about 10 years, has developed over 700MW of projects in the UK and Ireland.

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