Boom Power receives grid connection for solar project in the UK

Boom Power, a British energy provider, has won a 237.5 MWac import and export grid connection for the Thorpe Marsh Power Station in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The company intends to construct a solar power plant that will be connected to battery energy storage systems (BESS), which the UK government has designated as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). This project’s local land area is currently being investigated, and feasibility studies are being done to help with the proposal.

Based in Arundel, Boom Power builds, owns, operates, and maintains solar energy plants all around the UK. After developing a 400 MW solar farm in East Yorkshire, the company will submit Thorpe Marsh as its second NSIP project proposal. The company also has plans to build the Carrog BESS near Cemaes in Anglesey, Wales. The proposed Carrog project will be a stand-alone battery plant with 660 MWh of energy storage capacity, which is sufficient to supply 83,069 households with power for two hours each day. It will be constructed on 2.3 ha of land and will be directly connected to the grid.

As per the company’s statement, Boom Power had obtained planning consent for its Kenley Solar Farm in Hull, the judicial period for which passed with no comment. The company currently has five other projects going into planning over the course of 2023. In October 2022, Boom Power received approval to construct more than 90 MW of solar power in Yorkshire. The Selby District and Kirklees councils gave the developer permission to build the Osgodby (+40 MW) and Low Farm (49.9 MW) solar farms.