1. Scotland's First Utility-Scale Battery Brought Online to Deliver Sub-Second Balancing

    Scotland's First Utility-Scale Battery Brought Online to Deliver Sub-Second Balancing

    Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016. The 20MW Broxburn Energy Storage facility was built by RES, which had sold the project to The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) in August last year for £20 million. It was the first project to have been acquired by TRIG and RES’ fourth in the UK, with the company now managing the site.

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    1. I am very pleased to have the chance to open the Broxburn Energy Storage project today, which is Scotland's first sub-second response energy storage project.
    2. We believe that this project will play an important role in demonstrating this and will encourage policymakers and regulators to accelerate the removal of barriers to wider deployment of energy storage in the UK.
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