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Project economic and environmental benefits
Estimated total project investment
Local and UK wide estimated investment
Estimated wages during the 24 to 36 month estimated construction period
Estimated construction jobs
Estimated supply chain jobs during the peak of the construction
Equivalent of taking 102,000 petrol cars off the road each year
Tonnes of CO2 per annum (by removing the need for fossil fuelled power by storing energy from renewables).*Approximation
Energy storage capacity
Wages per annum
Business rates per annum. 75% would accrue to Doncaster Council.
Gross value added per annum of operation
We were delighted to meet with and listen to the views of local people at our first community surgery events and appreciated the feedback, interaction, and positive nature of the consultation. Common key talking points included:
- Concerns about the potential for traffic impacts on the local road network, we explained our plans to mitigate these via reinstatement of the adjacent rail line.
- Employment opportunities
- Restoration and habitat enhancement opportunities for the site
- How the community benefits package could be used, including reducing fuel poverty, supporting community buildings and community groups
- Ensuring that the community benefits package delivered by the project is supported by and delivers benefits to the local community and businesses
Battery storage will be an important technology in realising a more sustainable, independent UK energy market. A large scale battery storage hub such as that proposed at Thorpe Marsh, could enable 2.8GWh of electricity to be stored and discharged when needed to balance the supply and demand for energy in the UK.
Renewable energy is by its very nature intermittent. The times that wind farms and solar farms generate electricity often does not correlate with the times of peak demand. The hub would store electricity in times of low demand and discharge in times of high demand. This reduces the need for gas fired power stations to operate, which in turn saves thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere.
We estimate the energy hub would save a huge 265,997 tonnes of CO2 annually – the equivalent of taking 102,000 petrol cars off the road each year.*
*Assumes the energy used to charge the battery is generated with a UK average carbon intensity and displaces energy from a conventional combined cycle gas turbine power station when discharged.
What would this project deliver for the local community?
We believe that the communities that host our projects should share in the benefits. The Thorpe Marsh Project would bring a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits. We’d love to hear from you on what these benefits could include.
Thorpe Marsh will have a support package of benefits for the local community and local environment. Just like the nearby Marr Wind Farm Community Fund, we would work with the local community to identify priorities.
The community will have a say on what priorities and projects could be supported and funded through the Thorpe Marsh community package. Get in touch and let us know how you think the community could benefit here.