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These are the latest project updates for Lerwick Greener Grid Park
Statkraft have announced its intention to submit revised plans as part of its planning application for Lerwick Greener Grid Park.
The new plan will see the project’s infrastructure shifted exclusively to the south of the Gremista Grid Supply Point (GSP) and consist of a grid-forming Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) only. The previous plan had included synchronous compensators and BESS but it has now been confirmed that a BESS only solution will be able to provide the standby service required.
Submission to the Shetland Islands Council is scheduled for the start of February 2023, in order to meet Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution’s timescale and competitive tender process.
If consented and developed, this project would be a key part of Shetland’s future electricity grid, supporting the new GSP substation, and will see Shetland’s electricity network connected to the British electricity grid for the first time.
Statkraft’s Low Emissions Scenario is an extensive analysis of the energy market moving towards 2050. Learn all about it here.
Statkraft, Europe's largest generator of renewable energy, have notified local residents and community leaders of a new proposal and public exhibition for a Greener Grid Park in Lerwick.
This project will support Shetland’s growing green economy and see Shetland’s local electricity network connected to the British electricity grid for the first time. A public exhibition will take place at Islesburgh Community Centre (Room 9) from 12.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 22 September, and to ensure more stakeholders are involved, Statkraft will also run a virtual event which can be accessed from the project page from 22-29 September. The virtual event will provide the same information and an opportunity to ask questions.
The Greener Grid Park is planned to be split and located north and south of the new Shetland Grid Supply Point (GSP) substation and connected into the consented substation development. The development would comprise battery modules with a capacity of up to 50MW and two synchronous compensators.
For the sixth consecutive year, Statkraft have released its Low Emissions Scenario - an analysis of the energy world towards 2050.