This major project is said to be the first commercial contracts in the world to use transmission connected batteries. Construction has begun on each site at Blackhillock, Kilmarnock South and Eccles in Scotland with a total investment of £750million. Illustrating their commitment to doubling Scotland’s battery storage capacity in just three years and the agressive drive as a nation towards energy autonomy.
Phase one of the Blackhillock and Kilmarnock South projects will go live in the first and second half of 2024 respectively, totalling 400MW/800MWh. Eccles, which is due to go live at the beginning of 2026, will have a capacity of 400MW/800MWh.
From a recent socials post by Zenobe; James Basden, Founder, Zenobē, commented “Reaching this significant milestone demonstrates Zenobē’s commitment to stopping the waste of wind power by doubling Scotland’s battery storage capacity. Kilmarnock South will enhance the country’s position as a leader in delivering energy that is cost-effective, clean and efficient. This is an important moment as we bolster the UK’s energy infrastructure and help to ensure that every household feels the benefits of sustainable, affordable electricity”.
Fabulous to be part of this innovative project progressing energy independence and a zero-carbon grid by National Grid. Well done team!
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