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    Second Scottish battery project acquired by Engie

    A 50MW battery storage project in Scotland has been acquired by Engie from the developers EcoDev, Sirius Renewable Energy, and Ethical Power Connections.


    The project will be given new life in the second half of 2024.


    Engie Group announced plans to increase its investments in sustainable growth by 50% between 2023 and 2025, with a focus on accelerating the development of renewable energy (both electric and gas) and decarbonization strategies.


    Engie plans to add 10GW of battery storage capacity to the grid by 2030 as part of this strategy, mostly in Europe and the US.


    Along with another 50MW site secured in late 2022, Engie’s most recent UK site acquisition represents a “important milestone” in the company’s global battery energy storage system (BESS) plan.


    Aidan Connolly, Head of Battery Storage UK, said  “The acquisition of the 50MW Broxburn project strategically complements Engie’s recent acquisition of a 50MW project at Cathkin (East Kilbride), with both projects 30 miles from each other, connecting to the 33kV network at the exact same time.”


    “The project highlights ENGIE’s commitment to building upon its leading position in the UK’s power flexibility market, where these BESS assets will operate alongside Engie’s existing 2.1GW of pumped storage capacity in North Wales.”


    “We were happy to work with EcoDev, Sirius Renewable Energy, and Ethical Power Connections, on this acquisition.”


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