Iberdrola has started up its first commercial-scale battery system in Ireland. This 50 MW facility with 25MWh of power capacity, called Gorman, is also the first renewable project built by the company in Ireland in more than 25 years.Located in County Meath, in the east of Ireland, the system is made up of more than 4,000 modules in 16 containers, which occupy an area the size of a football pitch. The project, the first of its kind in Ireland, required an investment of 28 million euros. Its commissioning marks the culmination of the main initiative of the DS3 programme developed by Ireland's two transmission grid operators - EirGrid and SONI - to reinforce the grid in the face of increased renewable generation. Specifically, the Gorman battery will serve EirGrid for six years, contributing to the security and sustainability of the Irish electricity grid and the achievement of the Irish Government's 2050 emissions neutrality target.The company plans to expand this storage system in the future to double its capacity to 100 MW.Storage systems are key to addressing the challenge of the energy transition and are set to become an essential element in the electricity system because they improve the quality of electricity supply, ensure grid stability and reliability by balancing supply and demand, and guarantee the availability of additional green power when needed.COMMITMENT TO STORAGE Energy storage is one of the Iberdrola group's strategic commitments for the coming years.