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Engie enlists Canadian Solar for 200MWh of Scotland BESS projects


Global utility and IPP Engie has partnered with the energy storage arm of PV module manufacturer Canadian Solar for two battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in Scotland, UK.

The 50MW/100MWh projects will both be located at greenfield sites, with one situated in Cathkin (south of Glasgow) and the other in Broxburn (west of Edinburgh).

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Construction is scheduled to commence in Q1 next year, with both sites expected to be fully operational in Q1 2025, with a connection to SP Energy Network’s 33kV distribution network.

Both projects will help ENGIE towards its 10GW target of battery storage globally.

Canadian Solar’s e-Storage – previously CSI storage – is a subsidiary of the company’s manufacturing division, that launched it’s utility-scale energy storage product, SolBank in September 2022.

Renewable energy investor Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), also recently confirmed that SolBank will be the technology used for its 500MW/1,000MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in Scotland.

This article has been amended to reflect the expected start of operations for both projects will be in early 2025.

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