SUSI-Eelpower, a joint venture between SUSI Partners and Eelpower, has brought the largest standalone operational battery storage project in Scotland online. Located in Dundee, the Dunsinane asset has a capacity of 50MW. The JV has selected EDF as its trading and optimisation partner, which will provide market access and optimise operations via its market leading trading platform across all available revenue streams including balancing mechanism, trading, and ancillary services. Dunsinane will play an important role in decarbonising energy by providing balancing services to National Grid which will allow the integration of greater levels of renewable generation.
Chief executive of Eelpower Mark Simon welcomed the site entering commercial operations: “Dunsinane is the first of a series of large battery assets which will transform the ability of the grid to balance the rapid growth in intermittent renewable generation and help manage constraints at this critical part of Britain. “With EDF’s support, the site will deliver on the promise that flexible battery assets represent for Scotland.” “We are delighted to be partnering with SUSI-Eelpower ensuring they have a route to market for the first Scottish distribution connected battery,” added head of energy trading services at EDF Stuart Fenner. “Battery storage plays a huge part in the road to net zero and helping to decarbonise our energy system and this is a major milestone for Scotland, as well as easing pressure on the National Grid.” SUSI-Eelpower’s Dunsinane asset starting commercial operations comes after the commissioning of a 10MW battery in Winchester, England, earlier this year. The Winchester site is part of the Constraint Management Zone around the Rownhams grid supply point in Hampshire and will provide stability to a key congested part of the national electricity grid.
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