The Hams Hall site has a 350MW transmission network connection, and the approved design allows for the deployment of more than 1.75GWh of battery storage.
According to Penso Power, the Hams Hall project will support the electricity grid by providing longer-duration services.
David Bryson of Luminous Energy said: “From our initial site selection through the planning process we have worked closely with the local planning authority, National Grid and local groups.
“Now more than ever the UK needs to take back control over its energy supply. Energy storage is critical in supplying affordable, clean power, while also enhancing the UK’s grid reliability. This project, one of a pipeline we have in development, will also contribute financially to sustainable and green initiatives locally.”
Hams Hall is funded by maritime and offshore energy company BW Group, with Penso Power overseeing the project’s deployment and managing the project once operational.
Richard Thwaites, chief executive of Penso Power said: “We are pleased that planning has been secured for Hams Hall, an important project in our multi-gigawatt pipeline. This project is globally significant in scale, and we expect it to play an important role in ensuring the resilience of the UK’s electricity system.”
Currently, Penso Power has a battery storage project pipeline exceeding 4GWh.