Energy storage technology plays an important balancing and grid stability role, and if consented, Drum Farm will help create a more stable and secure electricity system supporting the increased deployment of renewable energy needed to ensure security of supply and meet net zero targets.
The site could also offer significant biodiversity enhancement opportunities through the planting of native trees, hedgerows and wildflower grass areas. An attenuation basin, as well as allowing safe and contained storage for excess rain and storm water, is also proposed which could deliver significant opportunities for further wetland biodiversity net gain.
“As we shift to low-cost renewables it’s important that we rapidly advance more energy storage capacity on our grid to support a more flexible system” said Jenna Folkard, Development Project Manager at RES. “Increasing the installed capacity of energy storage is essential to enabling and accelerating the rollout of zero carbon energy to support the UK’s net-zero emissions target by 2050, and if consented, Drum Farm will play an integral part in allowing us to achieve this.”
RES is active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage, green hydrogen, transmission and distribution. In its 40-year history, RES has delivered more than 22 GW of renewable energy projects across the globe.
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