Project: Knoydart Electrolyte: Transporting Tanks of Local Electricity

Acronym KE:TTLE (Reference Number: 91766)
Duration 11/03/2019 - 10/03/2021
Project Topic The KE:TTLE project aims to maximise local renewable energy generation in a remote rural area, whilst decarbonising the local aquaculture industry substantially through displacement of off-grid diesel generation with renewably generated electricity, enabled through innovative flow battery storage and transport of energy dense electrolyte. The concept is that a central dual-liquid flow battery will charge with hydro power from the community-owned micro-grid in Knoydart on the West Coast of Scotland. Surplus energy will be transported as charged electrolyte in mobile tanks from the central system by sea to ancillary flow batteries located in nearby fish farms. This will allow the Knoydart community to maximise the use of their 280kW hydro scheme and to generate additional income to enhance and support the local community. Design and testing of a pilot scheme in this project will allow for full system design and implementation and subsequent replication of the system internationally.
Network EN SGplusRegSys
Call First Joint Call on Integrated Regional Energy Systems

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Knoydart Renewables Partner United Kingdom
2 University College Cork Partner Ireland
3 Isle of Rum Community Trust Observer United Kingdom
4 Isle of Canna Community Development Trust Observer United Kingdom
5 Power Migration Partners Ltd Partner United Kingdom
6 Community Energy Scotland Trading Coordinator United Kingdom
7 Eigg Electric Observer United Kingdom
8 Isle of Muck Power Limited Observer United Kingdom
9 Hoy Energy Limited Observer United Kingdom
10 Rousay Egilsay & Wyre Renewable Energy Developments Observer United Kingdom
11 Eday Renewable Energy Observer United Kingdom