Battery storage developer Pivot Power has been granted planning permission for a £25mn grid-scale battery and electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Norwich, as reported in Norwich Evening News on Thursday 15 November. The 50MW battery is reportedly part of a £1.6bn UK-wide project by the developer to provide a 2GW battery network to offer demand-side response services. The Norwich announcement follows planning permission being granted in Southampton and Carlisle. Matthew Boulton, Chief Operating Officer of Pivot Power, said: “We want to support councils working to clean up air pollution, promote low-carbon policies and develop a sustainable economy with better services for local people. Close collaboration will ensure that we build the right infrastructure in the right place to make it easy for drivers, businesses and public services to switch to electric vehicles.”