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EDF Renewables gets go-ahead for 57MW UK project

September 11, 2023

EDF Renewables UK has won planning approval for a 57MW grid-scale battery in Braintree, Essex.

The project is expected to begin construction in early 2024, with the aim of being operational in early 2025. 

The Braintree battery storage site will be co-located with a solar farm, which will be submitted for planning approval “shortly”, according to an EDF statement.

Simone Sullivan, head of storage at EDF Renewables UK, said: “We are delighted that our plans to develop a battery storage facility near Braintree have been approved. There is no doubt that adding a greater amount of renewables into the UK’s electricity system will be central to our fight against climate change. Battery storage is an important part of enabling this, helping to future-proof the grid and cost-effectively integrate more renewable power.”