The Results

  • Energy storage capacity secured
  • Additional revenue stream created through the sale of power back to the grid
ESB Smart Energy Services partnered with the Ardagh Group to deliver a best-in-class energy solution that enabled them to better optimise their power usage onsite at its glass manufacturing plant in Irvine, Scotland. As a company committed to environmental responsibility and sustainable manufacturing processes, the Ardagh Group needed a partner that understood its mandate for a low-carbon future and was capable of delivering a project at scale.
Related services
  • Battery Storage
  • Demand Side Response

The Challenge

As a large manufacturing facility with a global roster of clients, the Irvine facility requires a large amount of energy to support near-constant production.

Due to the infrastructure of the High Voltage supply network, the facility is susceptible to voltage dips, which have the potential to impact the company’s production.


The Solution

ESB Smart Energy Services were tasked to manage the installation and implementation of a 2-Megawatt battery storage solution, designed to alleviate pressure on the grid during peak consumption times and store energy when less is needed


The Technology

A grid-optimising platform operated by Gridbeyond leverages a 2-Megawatt Tesla made storage battery.


The Results

  • 50-60% reduction in lighting energy costs per store
  • Energy consumption reduced by 3.8 GWh per year
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 1,400 tonnes
As CHQ is over 200 years old and last refurbished in 2008, the building was in need of an energy efficient, more reliable lighting system that would also provide a nice atmosphere for our tenants and customers. ESB has helped us to achieve exactly what we needed
Monika Wotjek, Operations Director CHQ

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