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West Offaly energy storage plant gets go ahead from local authority

Thursday, 14 December 2017

A NEW energy storage plant is in the pipeline in west Offaly.
Lumcloon Energy was granted planning permission by Offaly County Council this week to develop a 100 megawatt facility at Clonifeen, Shannonbridge beside the West Offaly power station.
Attaching 12 conditions to the permission, the local authority gave the go ahead for the development of the storage facility, which is designed to provide 100MV of system support services to the electricity grid. It will include of a single storey metal clad building with a reception area, offices, battery room, workshop area, welfare facilities and ancillary service rooms.
There will be a perimeter secured switchyard containing MV switchgear room and a main transformer, which will electrically connect to the existing 200kV Shannonbridge substation located on lands adjoining the site to the west.
Permission was also granted for ancillary developments including perimeter fencing and landscaping, security hut at the site entrance, car parking, access roads, all civil engineering works for the disposal of four and surface water, lighting and site entrance with connection to the local road, which provides access to the R357.

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