New 10MW energy battery-storage facility to be built in Perthshire

The Braco-bound battery storage unit
The Braco-bound battery storage unit

A new 10MW energy battery storage unit has been approved by Perthshire council – the first such scheme by CapBal Ltd to secure planning permission in Scotland.

The Braco battery storage facility will connect into the local electricity grid that is managed by Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks. 

It will draw and store electricity from the grid at times of low demand, and release it back to the Grid when required.  Capbal expects the Braco facility to enter operation in mid-2019. 

Its business partner, NEC, will provide four battery units that are similar in design to a shipping container; the facility will be shielded by landscaping works and the surrounding forest on the Feddal Estate.

David Fyffe, CapBal founder and chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have secured our first storage consent in Scotland at Braco.

We have other schemes in the pipeline in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK that will provide greater energy security and support the country’s moves towards a low-carbon energy system.”

Wardell Armstrong (Edinburgh office) acted as Capbal’s planning and environmental consultants on the Braco battery project.

7 Dec 2017

 

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