The Castlereagh battery storage facility is located near the existing substation and will utilise the local electrical infrastructure to connect to the grid.
The development will comprise up to 18 containers, each containing rechargeable battery units, together with associated development, including associated electricity substation and transformer compound, security fencing, CCTV and lightning mast.
The equipment will be controlled remotely and access to the site will be for construction and maintenance only.
This development is close to the existing Castlereagh substation and will utilise the electrical infrastructure to connect to the grid.
The commencement of site works was notified to local residents in December and preliminary works began in January 2021. These have now been completed.
We will post updates on construction schedules here.
Battery storage: How it works
Battery storage is an important enabling technology for Northern Ireland’s energy transition.
Renewable energy is now supplying more than 40% our annual electricity needs. Battery storage facilities like Castlereagh will help match intermittent generation from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, with the peaks and troughs of real time electricity demand.
The facility will absorb and store electricity when a surplus is available and release it back into the system when electricity demand exceeds supply.
If you have any questions about the Castlereagh Battery Storage facility, please contact:
Castlereagh Battery Storage Development Location Map