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These are the latest project updates for Swansea Greener Grid Park
We are delighted that our revised plans for a new Greener Grid Park have been approved by Swansea Council.
This pioneering project will help achieve zero carbon emissions in Wales by increasing the stability of the electricity grid and the amount of renewable energy that can be delivered to the grid network.
We would like to thank everyone who engaged with us throughout the planning process and provided feedback.
Ahead of the determination of our planning application for Swansea Greener Grid Park (REF: 2023/0889/FUL), scheduled for 03 July 2023, we have published a briefing document.
This document sets out information on the project and some of the additional benefits, including biodiversity enhancements and a community benefit fund. Read the full briefing document here.
Statkraft has now submitted a planning application REF: 2023/0889/FUL to Swansea Council for a new Greener Grid Park on land to the west of Rhydypandy Rd, Morriston.
Statkraft is grateful to everyone from the local community who attended the public consultation event for Swansea Greener Grid Park, held on February 16th at Morriston Rugby Club.
At the event, residents and elected representatives were able to view the proposals, ask questions, and give their feedback. It is not too late to get involved – you can view the exhibition materials here and give your thoughts through this website.
We will carefully consider all feedback received and set out how we have responded to the comments we have received when submitting a planning application.
Statkraft, Europe's largest generator of renewable energy, have notified local residents and community leaders of updated plans for a new Greener Grid Park on land to the east of Swansea North substation, near Morriston.
We are consulting the community in advance of submitting a revised planning application, and welcome your questions and feedback. You’re invited to our drop-in public exhibition at Morriston Rugby Club, Heol Gwernen, Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea SA6 6JS on Thursday 16 February, 2023, from 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm.
A virtual exhibition will also run on our project website: www.statkraft.co.uk/swansea, from 16 February - 23 February, with the same information and opportunity to ask questions as in the drop-in exhibition.
A copy of the invitation can be found here.
In 2021 Statkraft received unanimous approval from Swansea Council for our Planning Application. Subsequently, Statkraft was awarded a contract to provide stability services to National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) in Swansea North.
Seb Woodward, Project Manager for Swansea Greener Grid Park explains. "The requirements of this contract have resulted in the need for some changes to the proposed development. These changes are best achieved through the submission of a new Planning Application. Statkraft is now preparing a new application that meets the requirements of NGESO and maximises the benefits of the project."
We are delighted that our proposals for a Greener Grid Park for Swansea, which received unanimous planning permission from Swansea Council in August 2021, has been awarded a contract to provide stability services to National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO).
This pioneering project is already set to help achieve zero carbon emissions in Wales.
We are now preparing revised plans to make sure that the Greener Grid Park maximises the amount of benefit that can be delivered onto the grid network and meets the needs of NGESO. We are consulting the community on the revised plans and would welcome your questions and feedback before we submit our updated proposals to Swansea Council.
Last week Statkraft came one step closer to developing a Greener Grid Park in Swansea when it achieved a unanimous approval from Swansea Council Planning Committee.
This is a big milestone for the project, which still has to go through the tendering process with National Grid and a number of other steps before it reaches construction phase.For more information on Swansea Greener Grid Park and the next steps, click here. Planning application documents are available on the Swansea Council website.
Thank you to all residents and interested groups who took the time to engage with our consultation regarding our planning application for Swansea North Greener Grid Park.
We appreciate all your feedback and questions about the project and where we can will incorporate this in to the project.
Our planning application was submitted to Swansea Council in January 2021. We expect the project to go to Planning Committee on the 3rd of August.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about the project, we would be happy to hear from you
We are pleased to announce that plans for a proposed Greener Grid Park have been submitted to Swansea Council.
Located east of the Swansea North National Grid Substation, the proposal will help decarbonise the UK’s energy sector by allowing the grid to better adopt renewable energy and provide a low emissions alternative to regulation through traditional generator. The proposal consists of an energy management system building and 12 containerised battery storage units, with associated infrastructure and an extended access track.
The development includes a landscape scheme with woodland planting to provide visual screening and enhance the biodiversity value of the site. The application is available to view on the Swansea Council Website and includes a full set of planning drawings, a planning, design and access statement and technical reports.
If the project is consented, we intend to work with trade bodies and other business groups to maximise opportunities for local suppliers. Interested local suppliers are encouraged to register their capabilities on the Local Suppliers register.
As Europe’s largest provider of renewable energy, Statkraft is at the forefront of delivering new, innovative projects that provide inertia (stability) to the grid. Statkraft was awarded four stability contracts by National Grid ESO in January 2020 for two projects on Lister Drive, Liverpool and two in Keith, Scotland. Keith is on target to support the supply of renewable energy into the grid by the end of 2021.
View the planning application documents at www.swansea.gov.uk.
We encourage you to contact us if you would like information on any aspect of the project.