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49MW Jamesfield battery storage facility activated in Scotland

The Jamesfield battery energy storage system (BESS), a collaboration between TagEnergy and Harmony Energy, has started operations. 

The 49MW/98MWh facility located near Abernethy, Scotland, gradually commenced operations from November 2023 as various segments of the site were completed, with full energisation achieved in early February 2024.

The facility is equipped with Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries, designed for a two-hour duration, and employs Tesla’s Autobidder AI software for real-time trading and control. RES, an independent renewable energy company, has been appointed as the asset manager for the project.

Franck Woitiez, CEO of TagEnergy, remarked on the significance of this development, “This is another important marker for TagEnergy in the UK and beyond as we leverage our substantial storage expertise to help stabilise the grid and make a meaningful difference to the planet by relentlessly pursuing a renewables-led energy future,” highlighting the project’s role in advancing the energy transition.

He further stated, “We are proud to have delivered another vital project, this time with our valued partner Harmony Energy, that will enable more people to connect to more competitive renewable power.

“Our three completed projects, together with the more than 200MW of BESS under construction in the UK, is testament both to our commitment and the success of our approach. We look forward to bringing more projects online as we focus on helping the UK move closer towards net zero carbon emissions.”

Peter Kavanagh, CEO of Harmony Energy, also shared his views, “The completion of the Jamesfield BESS is another significant milestone for our valued partnership with TagEnergy, following the success of our other joint venture site, Chapel Farm.”

“Battery energy storage systems are vital for unlocking the full potential of renewable energy in the UK. They play a pivotal role in advancing the Net Zero transition through the reduction of Co2 emissions, and are crucial for securing the future stability of the UK’s energy supply and reducing dependence on foreign gas imports.”

Following TagEnergy’s acquisition of a 60% stake in November 2021, the Jamesfield project evolved into a joint venture with Harmony Energy. The initiative was supported by Santander UK with  funding of £12.5 million.

This marks TagEnergy’s third operational battery storage investment in the UK, following Hawkers Hill Energy Park and Chapel Farm, bringing the company’s current secured portfolio in the UK to 320MW/640MWh.

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