SUSI-Eelpower flicks turn on 50MW Scottish battery

Apr 27, 2023 03:32 PM ET
  • Country's biggest standalone asset enters commercial operation
SUSI-Eelpower flicks turn on 50MW Scottish battery
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SUSI-Eelpower, a joint venture in between SUSI Partners and Eelpower, has brought the biggest standalone functional battery storage space project in Scotland online. Found in Dundee, the Dunsinane asset has a capacity of 50MW.

The JV has picked EDF as its trading as well as optimization partner, which will supply market gain access to and optimize operations by means of its market leading trading system across all available revenue streams consisting of balancing system, trading, and also ancillary services.

Dunsinane will certainly play an essential role in decarbonising energy by providing balancing services to National Grid which will certainly enable the integration of higher levels of sustainable generation.

Chief executive of Eelpower Mark Simon invited the site entering commercial operations: "Dunsinane is the very first of a collection of large battery assets which will transform the ability of the grid to balance the rapid growth in periodic sustainable generation as well as help take care of constraints at this crucial part of Britain.

" With EDF's support, the site will certainly provide on the assurance that versatile battery assets represent for Scotland."

" We are delighted to be partnering with SUSI-Eelpower guaranteeing they have a route to market for the very first Scottish distribution connected battery," included head of energy trading services at EDF Stuart Fenner.

" Battery storage space plays a big part in the road to net zero as well as helping to decarbonise our energy system and also this is a major milestone for Scotland, along with reducing pressure on the National Grid."

SUSI-Eelpower's Dunsinane asset beginning commercial operations follows the commissioning of a 10MW battery in Winchester, England, previously this year. The Winchester site becomes part of the Constraint Management Zone around the Rownhams grid supply point in Hampshire as well as will give stability to a key congested part of the national electricity grid.



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