TagEnergy & Harmony Energy’s 98MWh Scottish battery goes live

March 15, 2024

TagEnergy and energy infrastructure developer Harmony Energy’s Jamesfield 49MW/98MWh battery energy storage system in Scotland has gone live following completion of the facility.

The standalone battery, located near Abernethy, utilises two-hour duration Tesla ‘Megapack’ lithium-ion batteries, together with Tesla’s ‘Autobidder’ AI software for real-time trading. RES is asset manager.

The Jamesfield development became a joint venture with Harmony Energy, following TagEnergy’s acquisition of a 60% stake in the project in November 2021. Santander UK supported the green energy initiative with £12.5m funding.

TagEnergy CEO Franck Woitiez said: “This is another important marker for TagEnergy in the UK and beyond as we leverage our substantial storage expertise to help stabilise the grid and make a meaningful difference to the planet by relentlessly pursuing a renewables-led energy future. We are proud to have delivered another vital project, this time with our valued partner Harmony Energy, that will enable more people to connect to more competitive renewable power.”

Harmony Energy CEO Peter Kavanagh added: “The completion of the Jamesfield BESS is another significant milestone for our valued partnership with TagEnergy, following the success of our other joint venture site, Chapel Farm. 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.”