Battery Energy Storage

Battery energy storage systems (BESS) are the key to unlocking the full potential of intermittent renewable energy; the more renewable energy that is connected, the more important the ability to manage its intermittent nature becomes. Harmony have 42MW/84MWh BESS operating in the UK, with a future 326MW/652MWh in build.

Battery energy storage systems offer the ability to stabilise and balance the outflow of electricity from renewable sources, and ensure it is used most effectively. They are the key to a flexible energy system that can respond instantaneously to changes in supply and demand.

We are one of the UK’s leading independent developers of utility-scale battery energy storage projects. We are committed to developing and operating such projects to support the UK’s transition to a clean energy future.

Speak to our team to discuss the suitability of your land and the associated income.

FAQs

Battery energy storage is the key to unlocking the potential of other renewable technologies including solar. It allows us to store electricity until it is needed by the Grid.

Lithium-ion batteries like those that we would install make very little noise and also create no harmful emissions. They are proven on a global scale and the technology is extremely safe and reliable.

Batteries are housed in containers, installed on concrete foundations and surrounded by enclosed fencing to maintain security.

Our proposals typically seek to retain existing trees and hedgerows around the site. In addition, comprehensive landscaping is included as part of the planned development to ensure that there is minimal visual impact from houses and public vantage points.

We need land close to the national grid or a local distribution network connection point. The further away from the connection point, the less efficient it becomes due to installation costs and transmission losses.

Once we have identified a grid injection point, we carry out a detailed analysis of the surrounding land to identify sites that have the lowest possible impact on built and cultural heritage, ecology and the landscape.

During the construction phase, there is a small increase in the number of vehicles delivering materials to the site. There will be a traffic management plan to prevent damage and minimise disruption. Once the site is built, traffic will cease almost entirely.

No, we always undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment as part of our application, which will identify any special measures required to mitigate the impact.

We do, we build without Government subsidies.

Battery storage facilities will depend on size but typically take around 6-18 months to build.

Battery

Battery energy storage systems (BESS) are the key to unlocking the full potential of intermittent renewable energy; the more renewable energy that is connected, the more important the ability to manage its intermittent nature becomes. Harmony have 42MW/84MWh BESS operating in the UK, with a future 326MW/652MWh in build.

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Solar

Harmony Energy is currently developing large solar PV farms, using our project expertise to support landowners throughout the development process.

In the UK Harmony is developing 200MWs of standalone solar projects and 500MWs of solar projects co-located with its battery projects

Solar PV is a proven, cost-effective technology and many countries around the world are turning to it to help meet their energy needs.

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Wind

Harmony Energy has built and operated 15 wind power sites in the UK, so we have a wealth of project and technical expertise to share with landowners.

Our wind business was backed by one of the world’s largest infrastructure investors - Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). The majority of the portfolio was sold to Blackfinch Investments in 2019.

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