Capbal Limited has secured planning consent from Perth & Kinross Council for a 10MW energy battery storage unit on the Feddal Estate near Braco in Perthshire. Braco is located eight miles north of Dunblane, between Stirling and Perth in Scotland. The Braco project is Capbal’s first storage scheme in Scotland to secure planning consent.
The Braco battery storage facility will connect into the local electricity grid that is managed by Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks. It will draw and store electricity from the grid at times of low demand, and release it back to the Grid when required. Capbal expects the Braco facility to enter operation in mid-2019. Its business partner, NEC, will provide four battery units that are similar in design to a shipping container; the facility will be shielded by landscaping works and the surrounding forest on the Feddal Estate.
David Fyffe, Founder and Chief Executive of Capbal Limited said: “We are delighted to have secured our first storage consent in Scotland at Braco. We have other schemes in the pipeline in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK that will provide greater energy security and support the country’s moves towards a low-carbon energy system.”
Wardell Armstrong (Edinburgh office) were Capbal’s planning and environmental consultants on the Braco project.