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Statera Energy plans to develop a 500 MW BESS project in Oxfordshire (UK)

The UK-based company Statera Energy has submitted a planning application for the development of a 500 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom). The application was submitted to the South Oxfordshire District Council. 

If approved, the project will be built at the Culham Campus nuclear fusion research hub. Statera’s BESS project is expected to be connected to the Culham Substation in 2027, when it will be extended by National Grid as part of a wider upgrade to electrical infrastructure at Culham Campus. 

The UK’s National Grid expects batteries to make up the largest share of storage power capacity by 2050 with battery use rising from current levels of 3 GW to as much as 20 GW by 2030 and 35 GW by 2050.