Angus Council not opposed to £40m battery storage plant

Angus Council not opposed to £40m battery storage plant

Plans for the battery energy storage system

Angus Council will not lodge any formal objection to a planned £40 million battery storage plant near the border with Dundee.

The 80-megawatt proposal for the site near Duntrune would be the largest of its kind in the county and would capable of holding enough power to supply 35,000 homes a year.

The development is in the hands of Scottish Government planning officials. It could take until 2026 before the bid is determined.

But Angus Council planning officials say they will not be lodging any formal objection to the project as a statutory consultee, The Courier reports.

Sirius Ecodev (Tealing) is the company bidding to build the battery energy storage system (BESS).

Project consultants AE Associates said: “Phase 1 of the development alone will as a minimum store and supply 116,800,000 kwh of electricity per year.

“In renewable generation terms, this equates to 33,000 CO2 metric tonnes saved annually and the availability to provide electricity to over 33,000 homes every year.

“This is a valuable contribution and cannot be overlooked.”

The development will consist of 32 battery storage units, 32 invertors, 16 transformers, four 132/33kv transformers, substations and a control room.

AE Associates added: “The highest levels of environmental protection and development design will be ensured to protect residential, landscape and visual amenity and the natural and cultural environment.”

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