We are pleased to announce one of our latest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) proposals for Northern Ireland. This technology plays a vital role in our local energy market. The Climate Change Act (NI) 2022 has set a bold target of 80% renewable generation by 2030, a deadline which is approaching rapidly. ABO Wind remain fully committed to innovative technology solutions which will bolster our transmission and distribution system services so this target can be realised.
An application seeking Full Planning Permission for the project has now been submitted to Derry & Strabane District Council. The full submission is available to view online via the Planning Portal. If you are interested to hear more about the proposal, please contact us via the details below.
Located in Maydown Industrial Estate, Derry / Londonderry, the site extends to c. 3.5Ha and is bounded by Electra Road and Maydown Road south of Lough Foyle. Near to and west of Coolkeeragh 275kV substation, this proposed BESS location will include four battery units and ancillary electrical equipment, on-site 275kV substation, access from Maydown Road and all other associated development works.
We have been undertaking a period of site investigation and assessment over recent months, feeding into preliminary design works and layouts. These will be used to inform our Pre-Application Community Consultation process, a legislative 12-week period for projects of this scale. Throughout this process, we will be seeking project input from all members of the public, elected representatives, and other community stakeholders. This will include for an in-person consultation event in March 2023, with more detail to be provided closer to the time.
Following this 12-week period of engagement with the local community, having considered all material planning matters and factoring these into our proposal where practical, a Full Planning Application will be submitted to Derry City & Strabane District Council in Q2 for assessment and permitting. This will provide another opportunity to review all assessments undertaken to inform the final design and layout. Once submitted, all information will be available on the Public Planning Portal.
If you are interest in the project and would like to be kept up to speed with developments, please contact us at the following:
Coolkeeragh BES Ltd.
Unit 1 Wallace Studios
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9099 6445