March 27 (Renewables Now) - UK-based renewables developer RES last week said it has filed a planning application for a 49.9-MW energy storage project in southwestern Scotland.
The company is seeking permission from South Ayrshire Council to build the Holmston Farm energy storage system near the coastal town of Ayr in South Ayrshire.??
It pointed out that energy storage is important for balancing and stabilising the grid and supporting the expansion of renewables.
“Increasing the installed capacity of energy storage is essential to enabling and accelerating the rollout of zero carbon energy to support the UK’s net-zero emissions target by 2050, and if consented, Holmston Farm will play an integral part in allowing us to achieve this,” commented Jenna Folkard, development project manager?at the company.
WIth a headcount of over 2,500 people, RES operates in 11 countries and across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar, green hydrogen, energy storage and transmission and distribution.