Canadian storage player Amp Energy has revealed that its 800MW battery portfolio in Scotland has secured planning consent.
The portfolio is due to be operational in April 2024 and will comprise two 400MW battery facilities, each providing 800 megawatt-hours of energy storage capacity.
Following consultations with stakeholders and local councils the two sites in central Scotland that form Amp’s Scottish Green Battery Complex received planning consent from the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit earlier this month.
The 400MW batteries will be the two largest grid-connected battery storage facilities in Europe.
The projects will provide reliable grid stability services and power management across the central belt of Scotland including Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The projects are to be located in Hunterston and Kincardine.