Kells Battery Storage

Permitting process
Current status
Current status

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News update December 2019

Following an appeal against refusal of planning permission by ANBC, the Planning Appeals Commission allowed the appeal and granted full planning permission for the site on 27 November 2019.  We are currently exploring routes to market to bring forward this exciting project.

The Site

The application site is located approximately 3.5 km east of the villages of Kells and Connor and approximately 9.5 km southeast of Ballymena, Co. Antrim:

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The proposed Battery Energy Storage Facility (BESF) would comprise rechargeable battery units stored in containers on site and associated development including unit substations, a 110 kV substation, security fencing, lightning masts and CCTV.  A new access would be created along the Doagh Road. The purpose of the facility is to help stabilise the electricity network. It will absorb electricity when a surplus is available and store it for a period of time before releasing it to supply energy back to the system when demand is greater than supply.


A planning application was submitted to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in October 2018.  The planning application was refused in March 2019 and an appeal has since been submitted. 


If you are interested in further information, please contact us at:

Kells BES. Ltd.
Unit 1 Wallace Studios
Wallace Avenue
BT27 4AE
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9099 6445
Email: ni(at)


Mario Kellermann

Country Manager Ireland/UK

Mario Kellermann
Tel. +49 611 267 65-942