ScottishPower Renewables has unveiled the supplier of a 50MWh battery to go in alongside its Whitelee wind farm. Ingeteam is to provide the battery, alongside the control system and the power converters. It is to be installed at the 539MW onshore wind farm, located in Eaglesham Moor, south of Glasgow. Plans for the battery were approved by the Scottish government in June 2019, with the company at the time lauding it as the first for a wind farm in the UK at this scale. It will be used for a number of different applications, with its main use to be as a back-up for the farm to allow it to better manage the energy delivered to the grid.
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