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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ 1GWh BESS project in Scotland ready to break ground

By George Heynes

Renewable energy investor Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has confirmed that its 500MW/1,000MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in Scotland, UK, is ready to commence construction.

The project, which is being developed by network solutions company Alcemi via CIP’s Flagship Funds, has been issued a ‘Notice To Proceed’ and will be constructed in Coalburn, just to the southeast of the city of Glasgow. Operation is anticipated to begin in Q4 2025.

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Alcemi and CIP partnered for the development, construction and operation of a 4GW portfolio of UK energy storage assets back in March 2022. 

Alcemi also confirmed that e-Storage will provide its SolBank battery system for the 2-hour duration project. Engineering company H&MV will undertake the balance of plant works.

Canadian Solar’s e-Storage, a subsidiary of the vertically integrated solar PV company’s manufacturing division, CSI Solar, launched SolBank in September 2022. The technology utilises liquid cooled lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, alongside active cell balancing, fire safety systems with multiple levels of protection, and more.

It is worth noting that Solbank is being used to spearhead Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ expansion into the Australian market with the firm recently announcing its 240MW/480MWh Summerfield battery storage project in South Australia, as covered by

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