Issue details

Revisions to the Halewick Lane Battery Storage Project

The Halewick Lane Battery Storage project proposes the re-development of the previously derelict North Sompting Waste Management Site into an income generating battery storage project.

 

Following a review of the proposed project previously approved by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change (decision ENV06 (20/21) refers) it has been determined that revisions to the scheme by using a first-life battery option would generate increased revenue from the project.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change will therefore be asked to approve the changes to the Halewick Lane Battery Storage Project and the Halewick Lane site with focus on the following key items:

 

(1)The change to the previous system design to the purchasing of a first-life utility-scale battery system.

 

(2)The proposal to maximise the available export capacity from the site by increasing the battery size to 24 MW.

 

(3)The increase in capital expenditure allocated to the project to complete the site in a single phase.

 

(4)The launch of a procurement for the revised scheme and delegation of authority to the Director of Environment and Public Protection, at the conclusion of the procurement process, to award the design and build contract for the scheme.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Sompting & North Lancing;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2022

Decision due: April 2022 by Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change

Lead member: Councillor Deborah Urquhart deborah.urquhart@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Tom Coates, Senior Adviser Email: tom.coates@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 26458.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Consultees

Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Decisions

Background papers

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