Tesla Megapack-Powered Energy Storage Facility Goes Online in Scotland

Scotland has added a new battery energy storage site (BESS) powered by Tesla Megapacks. The Jamesfield BESS is a joint venture between TagEnergy and Harmony Energy.

The 49 MW/98 MWh Jamesfield BESS is located near Abernethy, Scotland. Construction was completed in February, although the project had been progressively coming online since last November.

The BESS site uses Tesla’s lithium-ion Megapack batteries that can supply energy for two hours. Tesla’s Autobidder AI software will handle Real-time trading and control.

TagEnergy has two other BESS facilities in the UK, including a 49.5 MW/99 MWh installation near Luton in England. The company has a secured portfolio of 320 MW/649 MWh.

According to Harmony Energy CEO Peter Kavanagh, “Battery energy storage systems are vital for unlocking the full potential of renewable energy in the UK. They play a pivotal role in advancing the Net Zero transition through the reduction of CO2 emissions, and are crucial for securing the future stability of the UK’s energy supply and reducing dependence on foreign gas imports.”

Last year, the then-largest BESS storage opened in the UK using Tesla Megapacks at the cost of £75 million. Across the pond, Megapacks have been selected to power a $1 billion BESS project in California.

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