DWD advised Eggborough Power Limited (EPL) on the consenting route for its proposals to develop a battery storage facility on land at the existing coal-fired power station at Eggborough.
The battery storage facility would have an output of up to 50 megawatts and be charged from the electricity grid during periods of low demand for electricity. It would then be able to supply electricity almost instantaneously to the grid during periods of high or unexpected demand.
DWD successfully demonstrated to the satisfaction of the local planning authority that the battery storage facility could be constructed using the permitted development rights available to EPL as an electricity undertaker. DWD subsequently secured a Certificate of Lawful Development for the facility.