Scottish Power to roll-out vast battery power project in the UK
12 June, 2019
Scottish Power is to undertake the most ambitious battery power project in Europe to unlock the potential of the UK’s wind and solar farms.
An industrial-scale battery, the size of half a football pitch, will be connected to the Whitelee onshore windfarm early next year to capture more power from its 215 turbines.
The first major onshore wind power storage project will lead the way for a string of similar projects across at least six of Scottish Power’s largest renewable energy sites over the following 18 months.
The battery rollout is the UK’s most ambitious move into the emerging energy storage sector, which includes projects from the FTSE energy giants Drax and Centrica as well as its wind power rival, Ørsted.
Ørsted will be joining over 20 other major energy companies at the Energy Exports Conference in Aberdeen, 18-19 June, to discuss upcoming projects and their supplier requirements.