Scottish plan

Energy price cut pledge in battery storage project

A storage facility could be built in Lanarkshire

A battery storage project planned for Scotland aims to push down energy prices and accelerate the country’s uptake of renewable energy.

The 50-megawatt (MW) facility, in Wishaw in Lanarkshire, is due to be operational by the end of 2022.

It will be the first in Scotland to ease constraints directly from the transmission network, according to project developer Zenobe Energy.

Over the next 15 years, the project is forecast to remove 450,000 tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to taking 18,000 diesel and petrol cars off the road.

The company has now received the rights to the site, and building will start early next year with aim of going live by the end of 2022.

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