The project

The Buccleuch Group is working towards submitting a planning application for a battery storage scheme near Dalkeith, Midlothian.

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are technological solutions that reserve electric power in batteries for future consumption. They are instrumental in regulating the fluctuations and unpredictability associated with renewable energy sources, including solar and wind power. When these sources generate more energy than needed, such as during sunny or windy conditions, the surplus power is stored by the BESS.

The new project, known as Salters BESS, would see the creation of the energy site – capable of generating up to 200MW of grid storage potential – on land close to Salters Road.

The land has already been allocated as a strategic employment site by Midlothian Council.

Once operational, Salters BESS has the potential to generate 73GWhrs of electricity to the National Grid, enough energy for 27,000 homes.

Public information day

Local residents attended a public information on 28th February 2024 at St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church in Dalkeith.

You can view the information shared using the following links:

Salters BESS_PID_summary info

Salters BESS_consultation info_environmental_low res.