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ScottishPower Renewables To Build UK Largest Onshore Wind Battery

Power News - Published on Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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ScottishPower Renewables is set to build the biggest battery in the UK for use on a wind farm based in Scotland. Iberdrola, ScottishPower Renewables parent company, has revealed it received approval to begin construction on a 50MW lithium-ion battery storage unit at the 539MW Whitelees wind onshore wind development. The project was given the green-light by Scottish Government officials today to start the construction, with the battery due for operational use by 2020.

Mr Keith Anderson, Scottish Power chief executive, said that “This is a significant step forward in the road to baseload for renewable energy. By integrating storage technologies with onshore wind, we are blowing away one of the myths about renewable generation not being available when you need it. If we are to meet the bold target of net zero by 2050 and deliver the decarbonisation of our economy, transport and heating systems, large battery storage facilities such as this along with more wind farms like Whitelee are crucial.”

ScottishPower is the largest onshore wind developer in the UK.

Last year, the company officially opened its huge GBP 1.2 billion offshore wind farm off the coast of Germany.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 12 Jun 2019
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