Scottish wind power developer to build its first energy battery-storage site near Bathgate

Site of the proposed Drumcross battery energy storage facility near Bathgate.
Site of the proposed Drumcross battery energy storage facility near Bathgate.

A South Lanarkshire-based wind energy company has won planning permission for its first battery-storage site in Scotland.

Muirhall Energy, based near Carnwath, have been given the go-ahead to built the 30-MW Drumcross storage facility near Bathgate.

It will comprise of up to 16 battery containers capable of providing 30MW of energy to the grid. The grid connection for the development is scheduled for Autumn 2019.

Alastair Yule, Muirhall Energy’s senior development manager, said: “We’re delighted to have received consent for our Drumcross project.

“With exciting changes afoot in the energy system, we are confident that projects such as Drumcross will have a big part to play in transitioning the UK to a low carbon economy.”

26 Jun 2018


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