April 28, 2022: UK headquartered Zenobē announced today it had started construction of what will be the largest battery built in Scotland to date — and the country’s first transmission-connected battery storage project.
The 50MW/100MWh facility in North Lanarkshire will help ease grid constraints, stabilize the system and enable 640GWh more renewable generation to travel from north to south of the country over the next 15 years, Zenobē said.
Fluence’s Gridstack lithium-based energy storage system technology will be deployed for the project, which should start operations by the end of 2022.
James Basden, co-founder and director of Zenobē, said the battery is the first of a series of “major battery flexibility projects” by the company and part of around £500 million ($630 million) worth of investments it intends to invest in Scotland in the next five years.
Zenobē is an international electric vehicle fleet and battery storage specialist that has operations in Europe and Australasia and has around 235MW of contracted storage assets and 1GW in development.
Photo: The Scotland project will deploy Fluence’s Gridstack ESS technology, as illustrated above in the Gridstack project for Ina Energy in Taiwan