Engie acquires second Scottish battery project

Mar 28, 2023 11:08 AM ET
  • 50MW scheme in Broxburn is 30 miles from 50MW site in East Kilbride the company protected in late 2022
Engie acquires second Scottish battery project
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Engie has actually secured a 50MW battery storage project in Scotland, from programmers EcoDev, Sirius Renewable Energy and also Ethical Power Connections.

Energisation of the project is planned for the 2nd half of 2024.

On 21 February, Engie Group introduced strategies to step up its sustainable development financial investments by 50% through of 2023-2025, targeting the acceleration of renewables advancement (both electrical as well as gas) and also decarbonisation remedies.

As part of this approach, Engie is targeting 10GW of battery storage capacity to be contributed to the grid by 2030, generally in Europe and also the United States.

This most current UK site acquisition, together with an additional 50MW site secured in late 2022, is an "essential landmark" in the direction of Engie's global battery power storage system (BESS) aspiration.

"The acquisition of the 50MW Broxburn project strategically matches Engie's recent purchase of a 50MW project at Cathkin (East Kilbride), with both projects 30 miles from each other, linking to the 33kV network at the exact very same time.

"The project highlights ENGIE's commitment to building upon its leading placement in the UK's power flexibility market, where these BESS assets will certainly operate along with Engie's existing 2.1 GW of pumped storage capacity in North Wales.

"We were happy to collaborate with EcoDev, Sirius Renewable Energy, as well as Ethical Power Connections, on this procurement," stated Aidan Connolly, Head of Battery Storage UK.

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