Press release: Time is running out for landowners who want to host a large-scale power generation or battery storage scheme, with a key deadline looming.
Hugh was invited to contribute a feature article to Utility Week. Given the impending Connection Offer Expenses that Distribution DNOs can charge from 6 April 2018, he surveyed his contacts at the DNOs to get an idea of their charging intentions.
Roadnight Taylor secured 50MW export capacity for a gas genset scheme and 25MW import capacity for battery storage and reduced the connection charge by £1.5 million for a landed estate in Nottinghamshire.
Roadnight Taylor secured 40MW of export capacity and 10MW of import capacity for battery storage behind the same connection for an industrial client in Shropshire.
Some advisors are taking money from landowners to make grid applications for battery storage on sites that don’t have a chance of a scheme. See why and find out how we are different.
Land and property owners need to be made aware of some of the practices of some 'grid consultants' and land agents during the grid connection application process that could cost them unnecessary time and money and that are putting the Network Operators' system planning teams under considerable pressure.
We were delighted to be asked to contibute an article to Farming Monthly after they had seen an article by Hugh in another publication. The article below was first published in Farming Monthly's digital edition - September 2017.
We secured 8MW of viable grid capacity for a battery storage scheme connecting at 33kV and secured competitive offers from developers for our large rural estate client.
Any battery storage or power generation scheme will need a cost-effective grid connection. It may also need planning consents, land rights, the right generation or demand profile, sufficient budget and an appropriate return on investment.