39 MW Scottish windfarm to add 50 MW storage
Several journals reported in early June that Scottish Power is planning to add a 50 MW lithium-ion battery storage capacity to its 539 MW Whitelee onshore wind farm, the UK’s largest, located at Eaglesham Moor, south of Glasgow, early next year. That will make it the UK’s biggest wind farm battery.
Recent research from Whitelee has shown it has generated enough clean energy to provide almost 90 per cent of total annual household electricity consumed by Scottish households and businesses.
The UK has a handful of similarly-sized batteries, including the 49.99MW Pelham battery commissioned by Statera, and Centrica’s battery storage facility at Roosecote, Energy Storage News reports.