Enso Energy is pleased to announce the granting of planning permission for its 49.9MW battery storage facility near Minety in Wiltshire, increasing its portfolio of consented sites to over 100MW of battery and gas peaking facilities.
Enso Energy has a further ten projects (300MW) currently in the planning process and a pipeline of future sites in development.
The granting of planning permission coincided with the release of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming, which has highlighted the issue of the energy sector’s role in tackling climate change.
Since its formation almost a year ago, Enso Energy has been focussed on the development of fast response energy storage and generation facilities that support National Grid balance the supply and demand of electricity to homes and businesses across the UK.
In recent years, there has been a large reduction in the generation of coal-fired electricity, an increase in renewable energy and a growth in the demand for electricity. This is forecast to continue as the energy sector continues to balance the demands of providing affordable, reliable and low carbon energy.
Enso Energy’s projects are supporting the transition of the UK’s electricity industry– providing a flexible, decentralised supply of electricity that can be called on at short notice to meet the energy needs of the country, at times when demand is high, and when supply may be constrained.