BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM (BESS)
WHO IS THE APPLICANT?
- Wholly Scottish Owned Company dedicated to Energy Storage
- Based in Glasgow
- Over 12 years experience in the sector
- Delivering over 1GW of Energy Storage for Scotland
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WHY IS BATTERY STORAGE IMPORTANT
- Scotland is aiming to achieve net-zero by 2045.
- Intermittent renewable energy generation means we still have
to rely on fossil fuel generation.
- Battery Projects let us store excess renewables energy until it
is needed – plugging the gap.
- By 2050, according to National Grid ESO, we may require up to
40 GW of energy storage.
- New energy storage capacity is encouraged by the Scottish
Energy Strategy 2018 in order to hasten the adoption of storage
innovation and deployment across Scotland.
- The location is approximately 2.95 km to the main Fraserburgh
Grid 33KV Busbar Supply Point.
- There is available grid capacity at this location.
- There are very few suitable locations in Scotland such as this
- This location minimises the amount of connection
infrastructure required which is better for the environment and
means lower embodied carbon emissions.
- The application site is located on land at Easter Cardno and
adjacent to the A981, to the south-west of Fraserburgh.
- The proposed site is approximately 1 hectare (the size of a
football pitch) and currently consists of low quality agricultural
- Containerised battery storage facility (13 x containers) with up to 49.4MW of energy storage.
- Circa 6-meter-long containers at a height of approx. 2.5 meters.
- Containerised battery storage facility (13 x containers) with up
to 49.4 MW of energy storage.
- Circa 6-meter-long containers at a height of approx. 2.5
- An access track, electricity meter building, fences, and
containers housing batteries and related equipment would make
up the development.
- Stores extra grid generation in reserve – returns electricity to
the grid as necessary. Allows more green energy to be added to
- This balances the grid’s supply and demand.
- The existing hedgerows and trees will be retained and a belt of
new planting of native trees is proposed along the roadside to
screen the development.