Consortium Members

REDT

Renewable Energy Dynamics Technology UK Ltd. specialises in the design, development and production of energy storage systems using its patented Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) technology, and is the DECC funded project consortium member responsible for the design, building and installation of a 1.26MWh VRFB system on the Isle of Gigha in the Spring of 2015.

REDT will work closely with the other consortium members to complete successful testing and demonstration of the VRFB system for the duration of the project, and to prove its value and benefit for both the Gigha community and other utility scale applications through proactive dissemination of the results.

 

EA Technology

EA Technology is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in electrical energy storage systems and their applications. Its energy storage portfolio dates back to the early 1970s and includes techno-economic assessment and modelling work, due diligence, specification development, safety case reviews, field trials, evaluations and project/programme management activities. Its clients in electrical energy storage include government agencies, distribution network operators, energy suppliers, technology developers and manufacturers.

 

Within the Gigha flow battery project, EA Technology assists REDT by taking the dual roles of Project Manager and Client Engineer. In its  Project Manager role, EA Technology is responsible for the facilitation and delivery of the project as a whole, whilst in its Client Engineer role, it is responsible for the provision of specialist technical input and advice to REDT and the other partners.

 

 

GGPL

Gigha Green Power Limted (GGPL) are a community company formed to operate the second wind farm on Gigha. GGPL installed and commissioned an Enercon E33 in September 2013. GGPL's board of directors are members of the local community supported by consultants on mainland Scotland. All profits from this company are voted up to our parent company - the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust - that own and run Gigha on behalf of its residents. This income is primarily used to improve our housing in one of the most imaginative Housing Improvement Projects in Scotland. For more information please contact ggpl@gigha.org.uk

 

SSE

SSE is a multinational corporation involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity, in the production, storage, distribution and supply of gas and in other energy services. SSE and its subsidiaries own and operate the distribution and transmission system in Northern Scotland, as well as retailing energy to many Scottish customers and owning a significant proportion of Scottish electricity generation capacity. 

 

CES

Community Energy Scotland has over 8 years experience delivering community renewable energy projects, comprising of a wide range of scales, technologies and approaches. This totals over 600 project and 450 community group members.

In the past year Community Energy Scotland has been focused largely on finding solutions to grid constrained renewable energy projects, like Gigha. We are currently working in partnership with over 10 community groups on energy innovation projects, all at different stages of development and with different approaches to the same challenge.

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about the Gigha Battery Project, please contact Felix Wight at felix.wight@communityenergyscotland.org.uk

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