The Whitelee Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Scotland, UK. The rated storage capacity of the project is 50,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Whitelee Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Scottish Power . The project is owned by Scottish Power (100%), a subsidiary of Iberdrola .

The key applications of the project are balancing energy demand, managing intermittent resources and energy resilience.

Contractors involved

Scottish Power is the owner. Scottish Power is the developer. Ingeteam Corporacion is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The battery will also enhance the capability of storing excess energy from wind generation at times when demand is low or wind is high – for instance at night, and released at time of high demand and lower wind.

About Scottish Power

Scottish Power Ltd (Scottish Power), a subsidiary of Iberdrola SA, is an electric utility company which generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, supplies gas and provides energy management services. The company produces electricity from gas, hydro, and on-shore and off-shore wind electricity generation assets. Scottish Power also operates gas storage facilities. It purchases gas and emissions allowances for the generation of electricity, electricity and gas for onward sale to customers, and optimizes gas storage. The company originates, develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy assets across the UK, and Ireland. Scottish Power is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, the UK.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.