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Neilston Greener Grid Park
Welcome to our dedicated website for Neilston Greener Grid Park.
Construction commenced on Neilston Greener Grid Park at the end of August 2023. We will keep this website updated with key dates and news. You can get in touch about the progress of the project here.
Neilston Greener Grid Park, a 50 MW Grid-forming battery project in Renfrewshire won its appeal and was granted planning consent by the Scottish Government in May 2022. The project has been awarded a contract to provide stability services to National Grid Electricity System Operator and construction is scheduled for mid-2023. The project is expected to be operational in 2024.
Statkraft is delighted to be providing an additional £20K per annum community benefit fund for all of its developed Greener Grid Park projects.
Why do we need Greener Grid Parks?
Stage 1: Site Selection
Extensive research to identify suitable sites.
No public engagement is carried out during this time because the site may not pass the criteria required for being suitable for development.
Stage 2: Pre-Planning
We request the view of Renfrewshire Council on the level of study required. We contact local Community Councils and consultees such as SNH, SEPA and Historic Environment Scotland.
We will continue to follow all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19 and focus our engagement online.
Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Await Decision
An application is submitted to Renfrewshire Council, accompanied by a comprehensive Planning Report and Environmental Assessments showing the results of all studies undertaken.
This is publicly available information and will be available on this project website. Interested parties such as Elderslie Community Council can formally comment on the application. As a 'Major Development' it goes before the Renfrewshire Council Planning Committee.
Stage 4: Pre Construction
If approved, the project team work towards securing contracts for the construction and procurement of the equipment to be used for the project.
During this period the pre-construction planning conditions are signed off by the Local Authority. Some amendments to the Planning Application may be requested.
Stage 5: Construction
The construction of a Greener Grid Park typically takes 18 months. Planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.
As the construction phase commences, arrangements for the community benefit fund are discussed with local representatives.
Stage 5: Operation
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