Low Carbon consults on plan for 500-MW solar park with storage in UK

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January 11 (Renewables Now) - UK renewable energy investor Low Carbon today started consultation on plans to build a solar and energy storage park with a potential generation capacity of 500 MW in Lincolnshire, England.

The site is located near Gate Burton and the project is expected to connect to the power transmission system at National Grid’s Cottam substation in Nottinghamshire.

“We have reached a point in our development process where we are able to share details of our early-stage proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park and start a conversation with local communities to understand their thoughts on the scheme,” said Low Carbon development director Mike Rutgers.

The company is conducting an initial consultation exercise from January 11 to February 18.

With 500 MW of capacity, the proposed project would be able to generate enough power for over 160,000 homes, it estimates.

The development process, including a submission of an application for a development consent order to the Planning Inspectorate, is expected to take two to three years. Construction could start no earlier than 2025, according to the project website.

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