Cambridge Power secures planning for 50MW Battery Energy Storage in Essex

on 13 October 2022

We are proud to announce we have secured planning permission for a 50MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) adjacent to the Lawford Substation in Essex.

The 50MW battery storage site is the latest to secure planning permission in our growing portfolio, and forms part of the Brookfield 800MW Joint Venture portfolio. This BESS replaces a previously proposed gas-peaker plant on the same site, therefore moving to a much greener energy development for Lawford. 

Cambridge Power has a proven track record of developing grid-scale battery storage sites throughout Great Britain. To date, we have secured planning permission for 259MW of BESS Storage with a further 407.5MW currently submitted for planning.

Neil Waterson, Head of Planning at Cambridge Power says: “We are delighted that our application gained the full support of the Planning Committee at Tendring District Council, which shows their commitment to the move to Net Zero. We hope to commence construction at this site before the end of 2023. However, like many other companies, we are having to endure long delays due to National Grid withholding connections to the grid network, which must be addressed to help facilitate more renewable energy into the grid network.”