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CIP kicks off construction of 500MW energy storage system in Europe

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has kicked off construction of a 500MW energy storage system in Scotland. According to the company, the 1000 megawatt hour (MWh) facility will be developed with the partnership between CIP and Alcemi. This will be the first project to be jointly developed. It will deploy 4GW of energy storage assets across the UK, it informed. "Achieving Final Investment Decision on one of the largest battery projects in Europe is a significant milestone for CIP. It demonstrates CIP’s industrial approach in identifying a market need and delivering a large-scale project with a robust contractual framework with high quality partners and counterparties,” Nischal Agarwal, partner at CIP, was quoted in a statement. He further remarked, “The integration of renewable energy into the energy system requires significant investment into storage solutions and we have a significant pipeline of storage projects across the world which we hope to build in the years ahead," said. Meanwhile, it has been reported that the Coalburn 1 facility is developed with landscaping and ecological mitigation measures. As per the company, Canadian Solar’s e-STORAGE will be responsible for “energy storage solution, SolBank, while H&MV Engineering will undertake the balance of plant works.” In addition, CIP plans to take final investment decisions on other projects with a combined capacity above 1GW next year.

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