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Spalding battery park would 'provide essential support' to net zero target

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The bid to build one of the world’s largest battery energy storage systems in Spalding would 'provide essential support' towards the Government's climate targets, according to planning documents.

Spalding Energy Park has applied to South Holland District Council for a 550MW scheme on the former British Sugar factory land next to the power station in West Marsh Road.

The battery park - referred to in documents as BESS - would connect to the National Grid - taking energy when demand is low or supply high and feeding it back into the grid when it is needed.

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