Neilston Greener Grid Park

About Neilston Greener Grid Park.

Statkraft received consent for the Neilston Greener Grid Park in April 2022. The initial phase of the project a 50 MW Grid-forming battery project is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in winter 2024/25. 

Read more about the consented project here.

Read our construction updates here. 

We are now proposing some changes and are submitting a Section 36 planning application to the Energy Consents Unit in mid 2024. In summary, we aim to: 

  • increase the electricity capacity;  
  • refine the layout and remove non-essential infrastructure  

Statkraft is also delighted to be providing an additional £20K per annum community benefit fund for all of its developed Greener Grid Park projects.

Why do we need Greener Grid Parks?

Project timeline

  • Stage 1: Site Selection

    Extensive research to identify suitable sites. 

    No public engagement is carried out during this time because the site may not pass the criteria required for being suitable for development.

  • Stage 2: Pre-Planning

    We request the view of Renfrewshire Council on the level of study required. We contact local Community Councils and consultees such as SNH, SEPA and Historic Environment Scotland.


  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Await Decision

    An application is submitted to Renfrewshire Council, accompanied by a comprehensive Planning Report and Environmental Assessments showing the results of all studies undertaken.

  • Stage 4: Pre Construction

    If approved, the project team work towards securing contracts for the construction and procurement of the equipment to be used for the project.

  • Stage 5: Construction

    The construction of a Greener Grid Park typically takes 18 months. Planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.


  • Stage 5: Operation

    The project is managed by a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.



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Community Liaison Manager
Giselle Crowder
Project Developer
Graeme Hannah
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