Hartmoor Greener Grid Park

About Hartmoor Greener Grid Park

A planning application will be submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council in the Autumn of 2022 for Hartmoor Greener Grid Park. The application will include consideration of all relevant planning policies. 

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.

Greener Grid Parks aren't a wind or solar farm or a power station, but some buildings that you might associate with storage units or shipping containers. Our plans would provide the same stability as a fossil fuel plant, but in a clean, green way.

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. 

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 Hartlepool Borough 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 Hartlepool Borough 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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Project Team

Giselle Crowder
Project Developer
Kate Brown
Community Liaison Manager

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