e-STORAGE, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has embarked on a transformative partnership with ENGIE, set to deliver turnkey energy storage solutions in Scotland. The announcement showcases e-STORAGE’s commitment to advancing sustainable energy initiatives in the UK.
e-STORAGE will construct two energy storage projects, each boasting a capacity of 56.5 MW / 113 MWh DC, located in Cathkin and Broxburn, Scotland. Scheduled for grid connection in early 2025, these projects mark a significant stride toward bolstering the UK’s renewable energy infrastructure.
The Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) agreement inked between e-STORAGE and ENGIE will oversee the seamless construction of these Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) employing SolBank technology. SolBank, e-STORAGE’s proprietary containerized energy storage solution, integrates durable lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells, an active balancing battery management system (BMS), and an efficient thermal management system (TMS), ensuring top-notch performance and paramount safety standards.
Aidan Connolly, Head of ENGIE Battery Storage UK, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, citing ENGIE’s commitment to spearheading power flexibility in the UK. These projects will augment ENGIE’s existing 2.1 GW of UK pumped storage assets and are integral to their strategy targeting 10 GW of global battery storage by 2030, aligning with the global energy transition.
Colin Parkin, President of e-STORAGE, emphasized the excitement surrounding the collaboration with ENGIE, underscoring ENGIE’s dedication to deploying renewable technologies. This partnership amplifies e-STORAGE’s ambition to deploy multi-gigawatt energy storage systems within the progressive UK energy market.
The Cathkin and Broxburn energy storage projects are poised to power over 40,000 homes, significantly contributing to the UK’s ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This collaborative effort stands as a testament to the strides made in revolutionizing Scotland’s clean energy landscape and signifies a vital step towards sustainable energy integration in the UK.
Image: Colin Parkin (left) and Aidan Connolly (right)