Renewable Energy

Geotechnical Investigations for Battery Energy Storage Systems

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Geotechnical Services for Renewable Energy Clients

What is Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)?

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) work as an alternative load during low demand situation by storing the excess generation and work as an alternative power source by discharging the stored energy generation during peak demand.

Battery energy storage systems build resilience and reliability into the grid. These systems support utilities, businesses, and homes to achieve a continual power flow. Battery storage systems are particularly useful when integrated with renewable energy sources, e.g. solar, and wind turbines since batteries guarantee a smooth and continuous electricity flow in the absence of the availability of power from renewable. To work well clean energy depends on energy storage at peak generation to deliver energy at peak consumption.

What steps are required to develop a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)?

As with all new construction, whether it is a new development, an expansion, or an addition to an existing site before installation or construction begins you need to know exactly what you are building on. Having a clear understanding of the ground conditions of the proposed site is critical to the success of the project.

We have provided site investigations for Battery Energy Storage System developments, together with an assessment of ground conditions for foundation and access road design.  Some of the services have been provided as part of the development of an Environmental Statement or Environmental Impact Assessment.

Typical services we provide include;

Specific geotechnical ground investigations and subsequent interpretive reports are imperative for the design parameters to ensure risk is minimised and the correct foundation design selected, shallow, pier, pile …

Our pragmatic approach and extensive experience & knowledge deliver cost effective solutions for our clients developing Battery Energy Storage Systems.

geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy services for renewable energy clients developing battery energy storage systems

Geotechnical Investigations for Battery Energy Storage Systems

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical provides geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy services for renewable energy clients developing battery storage facilities (BESS) throughout the UK.

Recently we have seen increased demand for geotechnical site investigations relating to the development of battery energy storage systems (BESS). Our 7 regional offices in Scotland, North East, North West, South and South West, South East of England, and Wales have
conducted geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigations for renewable energy clients developing sites for battery energy storage. We have also provided recommendations to support foundation design and construction for the site’s battery storage buildings, transformers, and project infrastructure.

Comprehensive geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigations are required to understand the ground conditions to determine the impact of the BESS and recommend the most effective foundation design and any associated works including, mitigation, material management plans, earthworks, surface water drainage strategy.

We can complete feasibility studies to provide early advice on ground conditions, together with potential development constraints, to ensure your Battery Energy Storage System BESS is designed with a full understanding of ground conditions and pragmatic design solutions. Ensuring your Battery Energy Storage System BESS is sited and designed cost effectively and safely for your specific development site.

providing geotechnical services for a Renewable Energy Battery Storage Project

At Earth Environmental & Geotechnical we offer a full range of ground investigation techniques, in-situ testing and in-house laboratory testing services. We can provide ground investigation reports or design bespoke investigations depending on the specific needs of the development site. We also offer many complementary services such as environmental impact assessments, ecological surveys and archaeological support, and foundation pull-out tests for solar farms, and wind farms. We have worked with energy companies and increasingly with Energy providers developing renewable energy  including wind farms, solar farms, BESS – Battery Energy Storage Systems providing ground investigations for renewable energy projects in the UK.

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South Ayrshire, Scotland Providing Geotechnical Services for a Utility Company

The Scotland Earth Environmental & Geotechnical team completing  an extensive range of ground investigation services for an interesting project in South Ayrshire

Our regional offices in Scotland, North East, North West, South, South West, South East of England and Wales provide geotechnical site investigations and geo environmental consultancy services for Battery Energy Storage Systems for Renewable Energy Clients.