Scotland’s new £900 million battery storage facilities will boost resilience during down periods, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport has said.
Michael Matheson hailed Amp Energy’s plans to establish Europe’s largest green energy storage complex across three sites in Scotland, with the first in Ayrshire.

“Amp Energy’s battery storage facility at Hunterston highlights the progress that we’re making towards meeting our ambitions to become a net zero nation by 2045,” said Mr Matheson.

“It is vital that we address the challenge of maintaining system resilience in periods of low renewable output. The increased deployment of storage and flexibility technologies will be vital to meeting this goal.

“Amp’s investment in its Scottish Green Battery Complex will contribute to this objective by enabling the storage of renewable electricity at grid scale for use when required.”

The cabinet secretary met with Amp Energy’s Ben Skinner to discuss developments at the multi-million-pound Scottish Green Battery Complex, which is due to be operational in 2024.

Hunterston has been selected as the site for phase one of the build, with subsequent sites planned in Kincardine, Fife and Windyhill, outside Glasgow.

Each site will have the capacity to power around 800,000 homes in Scotland, for up to two hours, when required.

Read more: TheHerald

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