Scotland’s first utility-scale battery facility has opened this week, a move which experts hope will help pave the way for an energy storage boom in the UK. The 20MW Broxburn Energy Storage facility in West Lothian provides frequency response services to the grid, charging when there is excess capacity and delivering energy in periods of peak demand. The facility is said to be the fastest of its kind in Scotland, being able to respond to the grid in milliseconds when required. Scotland’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation Ivan McKee said the facility would help push the country towards a cleaner future.
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