Renewable Connections, a company based in the UK that specializes in solar and storage solutions, has received the green light from Fife Council’s Planning Committee on June 7th for its Balbougie Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) located in Fife, Scotland.
The approval includes the BESS project itself, as well as the necessary cable route and infrastructure. The development, situated at South Pargillis, Clockluine Road, Hillend, Dunfermline, will have a maximum import capacity of 42MW.
The BESS will be connected to the Inverkeithing Grid Supply Point, and construction is expected to begin in 2024.
The planning officer of the Council recommended the project for approval, and the committee members unanimously supported the recommendation.
John Leith, Development director at Renewable Connections, said “Fife Council is leading by example on the path to net zero. As well as declaring a Climate Emergency in 2019 the council has been proactive in launching its own Climate Fife Action plan to support the area’s climate-friendly and carbon neutral ambitions.”
“Projects like Balbougie BESS are integral to helping achieve these aims. Battery storage has a key role to play in ensuring homes and businesses can be powered by renewable energy sources, even when the sun isn’t shining or when the wind isn’t blowing.”
“The system will help balance supply and demand across the National Grid, with the ability to store and release power for tens of thousands of homes, as well as displacing a significant amount of CO2 from fossil fuel sources per year of operation.”
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