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TLT advises Grid Battery Storage Limited

TLT has advised Grid Battery Storage Limited (GBSL) on a number of prospective sites for battery storage projects.

This includes one of the first in the UK to be granted planning consent; a 10 megawatt site at Rownhams in Hampshire, which will comprise of four storage containers and support infrastructure.

The TLT team was led by head of real estate and energy and renewables Maria Connolly. Real estate associate Matthew Grimwood advised on all real estate matters ahead of the National Grid's inaugural Enhanced Frequency Response auction submission deadline earlier this year.

TLT's Maria Connolly said: "To have been able to work with GBSL on a number of battery storage projects was fantastic. 
The fact that consents for battery storage sites are starting to be secured is a positive step forward for the UK's renewable energy sector. We have seen increased activity in this area over the past 12 months as National Grid and others look to battery storage as key tool for future proofing the grid; and we anticipate further growth in this area."

Over the coming months, TLT will be working with GBSL on the next stages of its consented projects.

James McKellar, Director, Grid Battery Storage Ltd said: "These are complex transactions with each prospective site having its own unique set of challenges. TLT have given us commercial expert advice throughout and they have gone out of their way to understand our business as well as the legal aspects of the transactions. I'd like to thank Maria and Matthew who worked so hard to make a success of our battery storage projects and we fully intend to use the same team on our upcoming transactions."

TLT's Energy & Renewables team is one of only a handful of law firms that has real experience on advising on a range of energy storage projects both retro-fit and as part of more strategic grid orientated solutions including the National Grid's Enhanced Frequency Response, Firm Frequency Response and projects which utilise revenue 'stacking'.

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