RES submits planning application to Angus Council for 49.9 MW Dunmill Energy Storage System

British clean energy company RES wants to develop an energy storage facility located approximately 5 km west of Montrose on land adjacent to Bridge of Dun substation, which will play an important role in creating a more flexible system to help balance supply and demand on the grid network.
RES submits planning application to Angus Council for 49.9 MW Dunmill Energy Storage System
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The facility will store energy at times when generation exceeds demand and then release it back onto the network when demand exceeds generation.

“Energy storage will be crucial in enabling the continued rollout of zero carbon energy needed to replace electricity generation from fossil fuels” said Rebecca Meek, Head of Energy Storage UK&I for RES. “We’ve carried out a number of detailed environmental studies to minimise any potential impacts and the site has been carefully designed to fit sensitively into the surrounding landscape.”

Biodiversity enhancement measures have also been proposed such as planting native shrubs, hedgerows and wildflower grass areas to provide wildlife corridors and vital resources for mammals, birds, and insect species.

Two sets of public exhibitions were held last year to enable the local community to learn more about the proposals, speak directly with the project team and submit feedback. The comments received, together with the site environmental studies and key consultee feedback, have been considered as part of the design development.

RES, a British company with a proud history in Scotland, has a strong track record for working with the local supply chain around its projects and maximising inward investment. As such, there are expected to be opportunities for local contractors and employees to get involved in the construction phase, which is expected to take around 12 months, should the proposed Dunmill Energy Storage System receive planning consent. Across the UK and Ireland, RES has developed over 700 MW of energy storage projects, including Broxburn Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in West Lothian.

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