Fithie Energy Park

A new renewable energy storage near Dundee that will store up to 1,400MW of electricity – enough to power approximately 1.6 million homes for two hours.

OnPath Energy is planning a new energy park in Tealing, north of Dundee in Angus, to store renewable electricity to help drive the UK’s transition to net zero. 

Battery storage systems (BESS) are set to play a huge role in the country’s transition to 100% renewable energy, removing our reliance on large fossil fuelled power stations. BESS, like the one we’re proposing at Fithie Energy Park, enable us to store renewable electricity for times when the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining.

Key Benefits

How we will help

  • Replaces carbon-intensive gas on the UK energy network
  • Reduces the UK’s reliance on imported energy
  • Enables more renewables on the grid
  • Our plans will boost local biodiversity
  • We will design the project benefits in partnership with the local community

Fithie Energy Park will store surplus electricity when consumer demand is low, and release it back on to the National Grid when demand is high. This helps balance the grid network and make the most of these renewable energy sources. At the moment, most of this balancing is done by importing power from abroad or burning carbon-intensive gas. 

Fithie Energy Park would therefore provide a safe, sustainable solution using safe, non carbon-emitting technology.

Key facts

Fithie Energy Park In Numbers

  • Potential energy storage: 1,400MW of renewable electricity for two hours – enough to power the peak demands of over 1.6million homes for those two hours
  • Location: Tealing, north of Dundee in Angus
  • Current land use: Agricultural
  • Size of area: 97 acres
  • Construction period: 24 months
  • Lifespan: Up to 50 years in operation


Potential timeline

Here’s how we envisage the project development to proceed.

Jan-Nov 2024: Community consultations progress

Extensive engagement in person and online with the community to gather your views and feedback in the most inclusive and meaningful way.

2025: Planning application submission

Submitting our proposal for the Fithie Energy Park to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit (ECU).

2027: Planning decision expected

We hope for a successful outcome following our extensive community engagement.

2031-2032: Construction

We’ll be working with local businesses as much as possible to construct the energy park.

2033: Operational

Energy Park up and running, storing enough renewable electricity to power 1.6 million homes for two consecutive hours.


Nature positive approach

At OnPath Energy, we create positive benefits for the landscape, the nature, and wildlife surrounding our projects. We call this a nature-positive approach. Through our projects we can enrich biodiversity, tackle climate change, purify natural water resources and apply nature-based solutions, letting the power of nature do its work.

We work closely with communities to identify their environmental needs and with environmental specialists to help enhance existing habitats and boost the resilience of our natural ecosystems.  

For the Fithie Energy Park, we will work with nature to:

  • Protect biodiversity whilst tackling climate change on a nationally significant scale
  • Design natural solutions to help mitigate the impact of extreme weather events- boosting local resilience
  • Create new habitats to help screen our proposals from local properties

Community benefits. Your voice matters.

We work hand-in-hand with local communities to align with your values and needs. We believe that better projects come through listening, collaborating and delivering with care. 

We’re looking forward to starting our community consultation process with you during 2024. In the meantime, if you’d like to discuss any aspect of our proposals please get in touch and our team will be happy to chat. You can also register your interest in the project below.

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