Renewable energy solutions provider YLEM Energy, headquartered in Salford, is set to embark on the construction of two new Battery Energy Storage Solution (BESS) sites, furthering its commitment to sustainable energy solutions.
The expansion includes an 11MW site in Coryton Energy Park, Essex, and a larger 50MW site on Broomloan Road in Ibrox, Glasgow. Together, these sites will contribute a combined 61MW of storage capacity for renewable energy.
The 50MW Glasgow project received planning permission in March of this year. Designed to transfer 33kv to Govan SP Energy Networks, the stored energy will be utilized by households and businesses during peak demand or when renewable generation is more cost-effective. Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2024, with the project expected to energize in March 2025.
In Essex, YLEM Energy is gearing up for construction at the 11MW site in Coryton Energy Park. Construction is set to commence before Christmas, and the battery storage site is anticipated to be fully operational in the autumn of the following year.
Ian Gadsby, Managing Director of YLEM Energy, expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming projects, stating, "It is fantastic to be ready to begin construction on two strategically important BESS sites. As the UK continues to decarbonize, BESS sites will play an important role in storing renewable energy for those days where it may not be as windy or sunny to meet our energy needs."
Gadsby emphasized the significance of these projects in meeting the growing demand for sustainable energy solutions and highlighted YLEM Energy's dedication to contributing to a greener and more sustainable future. The expansion aligns with the company's commitment to providing businesses and communities with sustainable solutions for their energy needs.