ILI Group wins consent for 50-MW battery scheme in Scotland

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August 18 (Renewables Now) - Scottish energy storage developer Intelligent Land Investments Group (ILI Group) said today it has secured planning consent for a 50-MW energy storage project at Cathkin near East Kilbride in southern Scotland.

The project has this week received unanimous approval by South Lanarkshire Council planning committee.

ILI Group is progressing the project with joint venture partners The Abbey Group and Yoo Energy.

The company said it has now reached 1 GW of energy storage projects consented, including 11 battery storage schemes and the 450-MW Red John pumped storage hydro project at Loch Ness, which obtained planning consent from the Scottish government in 2021.

Overall, ILI Group is working on a 4-GW portfolio in Scotland, including 2.5 GW of pumped storage hydro and 1.5 GW of battery storage.

"We are currently preparing a 400 MW portfolio of 'ready to build' battery storage projects that will be ready for the market later this year,” said ILI Group chief executive Mark Wilson.

“A massive increase in energy storage is a crucial catalyst for the further growth of renewable energy and reducing reliance on fossil fuels, projects like Cathkin will help the UK realise its net zero aspirations,” the CEO further commented.

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