Renewable energy is critical to ensure the future security of the UK’s energy supply, whilst helping to meet global targets to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change. We all have a duty to help combat climate change, and with your support, this scheme will contribute to the provision of clean, renewable energy in the local area.
The Jamesfield battery system, when fully charged, will be able to generate 49MW of power with a two hour duration, which will feed into the local electricity network to supply the equivalent of over 10,000 homes. The battery will be mostly charging at times of high wind electricity generation and discharging when the electricity consumption is high or when the wind generation is low, therefore replacing fossil fuel based electricity generation. The battery system will also contribute to the grid stability by providing ‘frequency response services’ that enable the share of thermal power plants in the electricity mix to be reduced.
The scheme will consist of 26 Tesla Megapacks installed on a compound area of approximately 0.5ha with associated electrical equipment and will connect to the electricity grid at SSE’s Abernethy 33kV substation adjacent to the site. The compound will be surrounded by high security palisade fencing and an appropriate landscaping plan to ensure there is reduced visibility from the vicinity.
In addition, Harmony Energy is keen to identify and support local causes that are aligned with its objectives and those of Perth and Kinross Council by linking them to the proposed development.