PLANS for one of the biggest battery storage units in Europe within Hunterston Estate are to go on public display tomorrow.

Canadian firm Amp Energy, has told the News that the project will bring an 'employment boom' and create around 50 jobs during the construction phase.

The development was granted planning permission by the Scottish Government in January.

The facility will consist of battery energy storage and other equipment to provide reliable grid stability services and power management across the central belt of Scotland, and is due to be operational by April 2024.

The project is one of two in Scotland which will provide grid stability services and power management across the central belt. The other will be in Kincardine.

Detailed plans for the local site will go on display on June 21 between 3 and 8pm at West Kilbride village hall.

For those unable to attend the exhibition in person, information regarding the development will be available from

Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd are the appointed consultants.

Their spokesperson said: "The project team will be hosting a community presentation to provide a first-hand understanding of the Hunterston grid complex; including what it is, the need for this type of project to meet carbon net zero, the timings of construction, how it will operate and the benefits it will bring, as well as having the opportunity to ask questions of the project team.

"As part of the presentation, we will also be seeking views about how AMP can be supportive within the community, including potentially providing funding or sponsorship for local community groups."