Swansea Greener Grid Park

About Swansea Greener Grid Park

This pioneering project is located to the west of Rhydypandy Rd, Morriston, and will help achieve zero carbon emissions in Wales by increasing the stability of the electricity grid and the amount of renewable energy being delivered to the grid network. In November 2022 the project was awarded a contract to provide stability services to National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO).

Our planning application received unanimous support from Swansea Council in August 2021. We have recently consulted on revised proposals to the Swansea Greener Grid Park planning application. 

The revised planning application received unanimous support from Swansea Council in July 2023. This improved application that will deliver a facility that can maximise the benefits to the grid.

Why do we need 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, 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. 

Find out more about our Greener Grid Parks here 

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 Swansea 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 the Swansea Council, accompanied by a comprehensive Planning Report and Environmental Assessments showing the results of all studies undertaken.  

  • Stage 4: Construction

    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 Manager - Greener Grid Parks
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Community Liaison Manager

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