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Leith to host next-generation power system

[ May 11, 2020   //   ]

Edinburgh energy storage start-up Gravitricity has signed a land rental agreement with Forth Ports to build its first demonstrator project at the port of Leith. Work will begin on the £1 million project in October and the scheme should be up and running by late December.

Gravitricity’s energy battery works by raising multiple heavy weights of up to 12,000 tonnes in a deep shaft and releasing them when energy is required. The plan is to roll out the technology in disused mine shafts worldwide. The 16-metre high rig will utilise the port’s extensive electrical network and grid connections and will be used to demonstrate the speed of response of the innovative energy storage system.