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Field buys two BESS projects in Scotland totalling 100MW/200MWh


Battery energy storage system (BESS) developer and operator Field has acquired two projects in Scotland from RES.

The Holmston and Drum Farm sites, located in Ayr (South Ayrshire) and Keith (Moray) respectively, have a combined capacity of 100MW/200MWh.

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Field plans to bring a further 400MWh of battery sites online over the next two years, now including this acquisition, meaning the firm now has over 4.5GWh of projects in development or in exclusivity with partners. 

Aiming to be fully operational in the next two years, both sites will contribute a range of services to the grid, including balancing electricity supply and demand across the grid. 

As a country, Scotland currently lacks the transmission network infrastructure necessary to deliver surplus green power to areas of demand. 

Field hopes to help plug this gap in network infrastructure with the two sites, storing clean electricity when excess supplies are available and minimising the need for curtailment. recently caught up with Field’s technical director Chris Wickins to discuss grid and market mechanisms in the UK (Premium access).

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