14 Mar '17, 5pm

99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-storage Hydropower Plant Gets Approval

99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-storage Hydropower Plant Gets Approval

The 99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage project has been awarded a development consent order by U.K. Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minister Greg Clark, opening the doors for Britain's first new grid-scale power storage facility in more than 30 years. The project is being developed by Snowdonia Pumped Hydro and has sparked controversy due in large part to its location near Snowdonia National Park. However, the U.K. has been bullish in its support not only for renewable generating sources, but also energy storage projects, making Glyn Rhonwy an attractive proposition. "There are signs that the government is taking storage seriously," SPH managing director Dave Holmes said. "The National Infrastructure Commission last year urged swift action on storage, and a team inside the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking urgently at how planning b...

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