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The Battery Storage Project marks a significant step towards realizing the net zero strategies of Bath and North East Somerset Council. Chris Shears is Conrad Energy’s, Chief Developer Officer. “The importance of battery storage in our future electricity mix is increasing as we both strive as a nation to balance the rapid increase of renewable energy sources as well as accelerate towards net zero carbon emissions,” he said. Conrad Energy’s strategy for supporting the energy transition includes owning and operating flexible and resilient power generation and storage assets that provide critical grid services, particularly during low wind production or high demand. By the end of the year, we will have 200MW of battery capacity operational and plan to add 1000MW over the next few years in support of Conrad Energy’s vision of being a full-service provider of power solutions to the grid and commercial and industrial customers he added.
Sarah Warren, the deputy leader and cabinet member responsible for Climate and Sustainable Travel, stated that Conrad Energy’s new significant battery storage facility is a great addition to the energy system. She also praised the role it will play to help us reach net zero by 2030.
The site will be constructed using Tesla Megapacks. These Megapacks will provide power equivalent to nearly 14,000 homes every two hours for three months. It will also provide grid stability services to the national grid and western power distributions. It is expected that the scheme will be fully operational by November 2022.