AGR Renewables receives planning consent for 50 MW BESS project in Hampshire.

AGR Renewables is delighted to announce that it has been granted planning consent for its battery energy storage system (BESS) project located in Bramley, Hampshire, United Kingdom. The project received approval from Basingstoke and Deane planning authority on February 9th 2023.

This ambitious initiative is AGR’s first standalone battery installation with a maximum import/export capacity of 49.9MW. The project aims to store renewable energy and supply it to the grid when most needed, as well as provide national grid with essential stability and support services.

The project will contribute to the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by replacing gas fired peaking facilities, solidifying the United Kingdom’s commitment to a sustainable future.

AGR has been working closely with National Grid on a portfolio of projects for several years and is delighted that this project is now approved and can proceed into the construction phase. The project is expected to commence operations in 2025.

AGR Renewables acknowledges the support of the local community and relevant authorities throughout the planning process, which has been vital in ensuring the project’s success.

Luke Rogers, Head of Solar & Storage Development, AGR: “We are delighted to have received planning consent for our Bramley BESS project and look forward to moving into the construction phase. The project will provide valuable support services to National Grid and help maintain a stable and robust grid infrastructure as more intermittent renewable generation is deployed onto the UK electricity grid.”

Konrad Aspinall, Co-Founder, AGR: “With the consent of Bramley BESS, AGR is solidifying its position as one of UK’s earliest adopters of BESS technologies in the energy storage sector. We are thrilled to participate in this exciting new market and provide valuable support services to National Grid.”