[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, along with a further consultation, please view this post].
The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 10 weeks from 14/01/2019 until 25/03/2019:
- January 2019: Consultation on proposals regarding the planning system for electricity storage (pdf) (link).
- The "Executive Summary" at the start of the above consultation document includes the following information:
- "This consultation considers two areas that have emerged from our review of the treatment of electricity storage in the planning system:
>>> Whether the level and unit of the 50MW capacity threshold for non-wind onshore generating stations in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime is appropriate for electricity storage; and
>>> clarification of how composite projects, consisting of storage and another form of generation, should be treated with regards to the NSIP capacity threshold.".