Energy Storage Facility at Spittal, Caithness
Albannach Power Island I is being developed by Highview Power, a UK-based leader in clean, reliable and cost efficient long-duration energy storage and grid stability solutions. The storage technology proposed at Spittal uses liquid air energy storage. This works by taking ambient air, removing the CO₂ and particulates and cooling it to its liquid form, which is then stored on site in insulated, low pressure vessels. At times of demand, the liquid air is evaporated and expanded through a turbine to generate electricity. For long-duration storage, this is achieved at a lower cost than lithium-ion batteries and the technology provides valuable services to help integrate renewables and stabilise the electrical grid. The technology uses only benign materials with zero emissions and has zero water impact.
The project will be able to deliver 49.9MW of electricity for up to 6 hours (300-megawatt hours), providing enough power for around 120,000 homes. The system will charge from the grid at times of high levels of wind generation and discharge at times of high energy demand or low wind output.
Learn more: AlbannachPowerIsland1-InformationSheet
There will be another opportunity to discuss the proposed CRYOBattery™ energy storage scheme at Spittal 2 Quarry, north of Spittal Mains Quarry, Caithness, KW1 5XR.
Two public events on the plant took place in June of 2021. Below are the presentations given at the events:
Link to: CRYOBattery Public Consultation Meeting -03June2021
Link to: CRYOBattery Public Consultation Meeting 17June2021
Link to video about the technology: https://youtu.be/Nu9zLOBi0-E
Highview Power welcomes your comments on the proposed facility. To submit comments, please fill in the form here or download it here and send it via email to: email@example.com
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