Conrad Energy is delighted to confirm that planning permission for our proposed 40MW battery energy storage site in Rotherham has been granted. It will provide enough electricity to power approximately 60,000 homes for up to two hours, thereby supporting the Government’s national and regional energy storage policy.
“With this consent, we continue to develop our portfolio which means both consolidating our position as battery developers and strengthening our geographic reach. The Rotherham site is a great location for a battery facility and Conrad Energy is delighted to be helping it to fulfil its potential in offering energy resilience to local homes and businesses.”Phil Silk, Development Director, Conrad Energy
The site has a rich history for the energy sector, having previously housed the Prince of Wales Power Station. It was a coal fired power plant, commissioned in the aftermath of the First World War, and opened by the then Prince of Wales. It was decommissioned in 1978.
The Rotherham substation is currently all that remains of the old power plant. Our battery energy site will provide services to National Grid and will be optimised through our unique digital platform, iON. We are always excited to be moving forward with our plans to support the UK’s energy transition, but this site feels particularly meaningful because of its history.