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Planners to hold public hearing tonight on battery storage facility

The Gloucester County Planning Commission will meet at 7 o’clock tonight at the colonial courthouse to hold a public hearing on a conditional use permit for a battery storage facility.

The applicant, Strata Solar Development, LLC, is requesting the CUP to develop, install and operate a 19-megawatt battery energy storage system on Nursery Lane. The property is six acres of vacant land and is located in the Industrial (I-1) zoning district. The site is adjacent to Dominion Energy’s White Marsh Substation and Winterberry Solar Farm.

According to Strata’s project description, “Nursery Lane Storage utilizes proven, safe and reliable lithium-ion based battery energy storage technology to store and discharge energy onto the electric grid. The project design includes multiple fire-rated steel outdoor enclosures, like shipping containers, that house the batteries, inverters, and associated system management equipment.

“The project increases the reliability and resiliency of the electr...

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