Spennymoor Greener Grid Park

This website will be kept updated over the development period to keep you informed and to hear your views and ideas.

About Spennymoor Greener Grid Park

The Spennymoor Greener Grid Park is a proposed innovative project located in the north-east of England. Following our local consultation, we have now submitted a planning application to Durham Council. This has been given the application reference number DM/23/00745/FPA and is available to view and comment on here.

About Greener Grid Parks

A pioneering project to help achieve zero carbon emissions.

Large electrical machines with flywheels (called synchronous compensators) can replace the spinning turbines of a traditional power station but without emitting any carbon dioxide.

It means that GB’s energy system will be able to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy without relying on coal and gas fired turbines.

Our projects promote the use of renewable technologies and reduce the need to use fossil fuel plants. This is why our projects are called Greener Grid Parks.

Why do we need Greener Grid Parks?

Project timeline

  • 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 Durham County Council on the level of study required. We contact local elected representatives and consultees.

  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Await Decision

    An application is submitted to Durham County Council, accompanied by a comprehensive Planning Report and Environmental Assessments showing the results of all studies undertaken.  

  • Stage 4: Construction

    If the project is approved, construction typically takes 18 months. Planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.

  • Stage 5: Operation

    The project is managed by a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.



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