The 50MW site is expected to go live in the second half of 2024. Image: ENGIE.

ENGIE has gained another 50MW battery storage site in Scotland from developers Hive Energy, EcoDev Group, Sirius Group, and Ethical Power.

The announcement follows the French energy company recently acquiring another 50MW energy storage site in Scotland from Intelligent Land Investors (ILI) Group, Abbey Group and YOO Energy in November 2022.

This latest site is expected to go live in the second half of 2024.

“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,” said Aidan Connolly, head of battery storage UK at ENGIE.

“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.”

The acquisition of both sites counts towards the company’s ambition of 10GW of battery storage capacity added to the grid by 2030.