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Amp Energy’s two 800MWh projects in Scotland aim for ‘Europe’s biggest battery storage’ tag

By Alice Grundy
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The two battery energy storage projects are to be located in central Scotland. Image: Amp Energy via LinkedIn.

Canada-headquartered renewable energy project developer-owner Amp Energy is to build what it is claiming will be Europe’s two largest grid-connected battery storage facilities, each of 400MW / 800MWh.

Dubbed the Scottish Green Battery Complex, the facilities are to be located in Hunterston and Kincardine in central Scotland, UK.

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The two are set to be operational in April 2024, having received planning consent from the Scottish government energy consents unit earlier in January.

Several other projects have laid claim to Europe’s biggest BESS in recent years, including most recently a 360MW Sembcorp Energy UK BESS, which is to be built in Teeside, north-east England.

Amp Energy’s two 400MW BESS are to be optimised and dispatched by Amp X, the company’s AI-powered digital energy platform. They are also participating in National Grid’s Scottish Stability Pathfinder 2 tender, which is seeking to address voltage and stability challenges faced by the UK electricity grid.

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