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World’s Largest Battery Energy Storage Scheme Gets Green Light in Manchester!

World’s Largest Battery Energy Storage Scheme Gets Green Light in Manchester!

01 August 2023

Energy infrastructure developer Carlton Power has got the local planning green light to build what it claims will be the world’s largest battery energy storage scheme.

The 1 GW energy storage scheme will be built at the Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park in Greater Manchester, which was until 1991 the site of the Carrington coal-fired power station.

Subject to a final investment decision, construction of the £750m battery storage scheme is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year to enter commercial operation at the end of 2025.

Carlton Power said it was in advanced talks with companies to finance, build and operate the Trafford BESS. It is the second major energy project to be consented to for the 12-hectare Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park, eight miles south of Manchester.

The other project is Carlton’s 200 MW Trafford Green Hydrogen scheme. The scheme’s first phase (15-20MW) is also set to enter commercial operation at the end of 2025.