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ICP and BoP contract for two energy storage schemes in Scotland

Ethical Power Connections was selected as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) and Balance of Plant (BoP) contractor for the delivery of two schemes.

In November 2023, e-STORAGE (a subsidiary of Canadian Solar) signed a comprehensive Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) agreement with ENGIE for the construction of two 56.5MW/113 MWh DC each, battery energy storage projects in Scotland: Broxburn and Cathkin.

Ethical Power Connections was selected as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) and Balance of Plant (BoP) contractor for the delivery of both schemes which are expected to connect to the grid in early 2025.

The Broxburn BESS was developed by a partnership between Hive Energy, Ethical Power Development, EcoDev Group, and Sirius Group and sold to ENGIE in March 2023 in the ready-to-build stage with an approved grid connection offer. Broxburn and Cathkin storage systems are part of ENGIE’s long-term plans for the expansion of power flexibility systems in the UK, targeting 10 GW of BESS globally, by 2023.

e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. Their proprietary containerized energy storage solution, SolBank, will be used in both schemes.

Matt Paterson, Sales Director at Ethical Power Connections: “We are delighted to strengthen our ongoing partnership with ENGIE and Canadian Solar’s e-STORAGE on the Cathkin and Broxburn energy storage projects. Power flexibility assets are an essential element of the country’s energy infrastructure – using our expertise in BESS construction, we can ensure they are completed to the highest standard. The Broxburn project was developed in partnership with the Ethical Power Developments team; we are pleased to now be engaged in its construction, showcasing Ethical Power Group’s impressive range of capabilities.”

Colin Parkin, President of e-STORAGE, commented, “We are very excited to work with ENGIE in the UK to implement these two projects at Broxburn and Cathkin. ENGIE continues to demonstrate its commitment to the deployment of clean, renewable technologies, globally and we are looking forward to supporting our established partnership with ENGIE as we progress in executing our targets to deploy multi-GW of energy storage into the progressive UK energy market in the next few years.“

Aidan Connolly, Head of Battery Storage UK, ENGIE, adds: “ENGIE is looking forward to working with Canadian Solar’s e-STORAGE on our Cathkin and Broxburn BESS projects in Scotland. Serving alongside ENGIE’s 2.1 GW of existing UK pumped storage assets at Dinorwig and Ffestiniog, these projects will build upon ENGIE’s position as a leader in power flexibility in the UK. ENGIE is targeting 10 GW of global battery storage by 2030 to help facilitate the energy transition, and these two Scottish projects are another step on this journey.”

About Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world’s largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. It is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 110 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected around 9.3 GWp of solar power projects and over 3 GWh of battery storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has around 850 MWp of solar power projects in operation, 7.8 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 18.7 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has a total battery storage project development pipeline of approximately 55 GWh, including approximately 5 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 50 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry, having been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the Company, follow Canadian Solar on LinkedIn or visit www.canadiansolar.com.


e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The Company offers its own proprietary LFP battery solution, comprehensive EPC services, and innovative solutions aimed at improving grid operations, integrating clean energy, and contributing to a sustainable future. e-STORAGE had US$2.6 billion of contracted backlog including contracted long-term services agreements as of November 14, 2023. To date, e-STORAGE has successfully implemented over 3.3 GWh DC of battery energy storage solutions in various locations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. This significant accomplishment solidifies e-STORAGE’s position as a key player in the global energy storage integration industry. Currently, the Company operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with an annual production capacity of 10 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy. For additional information about e-STORAGE, please follow the LinkedIn page or visit www.csestorage.com.


ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. With its 96,000 employees, its customers, partners, and stakeholders, the Group is committed to accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by its purpose (“raison d’être”), ENGIE reconciles economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on its key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to its customers. Turnover in 2022: 93.9 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, Euronext 100, FTSE Euro 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, Euronext Vigeo Eiris –  Europe 120 / France 20, MSCI EMU ESG screened, MSCI EUROPE ESG Universal Select, Stoxx Europe 600  ESG-X). https://www.engie.com/en


photo credit: e-STORAGE