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- French energy business Engie SA (EPA: ENGI) has actually seized a 50-MW battery energy storage space project in Scotland's South Lanarkshire, the vendors introduced on Thursday.
The certain project was marketed by a trio of clean energy developers, particularly Scotland-based Intelligent Land Investments Group (ILI Group) and also its joint venture partners Abbey Group as well as Yoo Energy. Plans for the growth were removed by the South Lanarkshire Council preparing committee in August.
The proposed battery center will certainly be situated at Cathkin near East Kilbride, southern Scotland. Information regarding the project's construction schedule and anticipated appointing were not readily available.
"This is the 8th battery storage project we have actually given market over the last 2 years taking the total to 400 MW currently completely funded," stated Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of ILI Group. The Scottish company is working on a 4-GW portfolio at home, including 2.5 GW of pumped storage hydro and 1.5 GW of battery storage.
For Engie, the procurement becomes part of the group's strategy to increase its fleet of flexible generation capacity in the UK, stated Aidan Connolly, Engie's Head of Battery Storage Space UK.