Consultation outcome: The treatment of electricity storage within the planning system

We received 31 responses from a range of stakeholders, including:

  • storage developers
  • industry bodies
  • local authorities
  • energy suppliers / generators

There was broad support for the new composite threshold for storage co-located with another form of generation. However the majority of stakeholders disagreed with the proposal to retain the 50MW NSIP capacity threshold.

The evidence submitted has informed the government’s follow up consultation and amended proposals to carve out electricity storage, except pumped hydro, from the NSIP regime in England and Wales.