Kilgallioch BESS is within the boundary of the existing Kilgallioch Wind Farm, which is an existing wind farm located across both South Ayrshire Council and Dumfries and Galloway Council boundaries. The BESS site is located almost entirely within South Ayrshire.
An application for Section 36 Consent under the Electricity Act 1989 for a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and extension to the adjacent substation (including synchronous condenser installation) was submitted to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit (ECU) in December 2020.
ScottishPower Renewables aims to install 1.5GW of energy storage technology by 2030; as we install more renewable generation on the network, we need to ensure that we can keep the electricity grid stable and secure during periods where the energy produced by renewable sources doesn’t match the demand.
The original Kilgallioch Windfarm has been operational since 2017, generating up to 239MW of renewable electricity using 96 turbines. By co-locating this BESS at an existing wind farm site, we can take advantage of existing infrastructure, ensure that our generation is as efficient as possible, and maximise the amount of clean, renewable electricity available on the Grid.
SPR ensure all stakeholders are given the opportunity to provide feedback and are kept informed of project progress.
You can contact the project team by emailing KilgalliochSolarBESS@ScottishPower.com
Please click on the links below to view documents associated with the Kilgallioch BESS application: