This project is based on the banks of the River Foyle. Two 3085 square metre buildings containing 50-megawatt energy storage potential are sited alongside necessary transformers, AC units, control and operational rooms. These are posited adjacent to the company’s existing biomass wood chip energy plant.
McGurk Architects’ design for the building is enclosed by a board formed concrete base with a powder coated expanded metal cladding surrounding the first floor level to provide the necessary ventilation to open air AC units, while maintaining a seamless cladding wrap to the building without need for unsightly vents. The building features a welcoming glazed entrance and standing seam zinc canopy with associated landscaping design between the main entrance and the parking for staff and visitors
Evermore Energy’s new 100MW energy storage facility will provide support to the grid and increase the development of the renewable energy generation in Derry City.
The project is estimated to save around 3.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions and produce enough electricity to supply the equivalent of more than 25,000 homes. This is the first private battery energy storage facility in Northern Ireland, representing an unprecedented leap forward in renewable energy.