Keeping the lights on.
Renewable energy is reliant on environmental conditions. To state the obvious, solar needs daylight, wind farms need wind.
But what that means is that in order to make renewable energy a realistic long-term and practical solution for the UK, there needs to be reliable reserve power sources for the occasions when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow.
Which is where we come in. We’ve been supporting and investing in this newly established industry of smaller power plants (usually up to 20MW). They are needed across the country and can be switched on at a moment’s notice.
We have planning permission for two of these plants in Staffordshire. Each will be 9MW and be powered by natural gas. When called upon, they’ll be able to offer up to 2,000 hours per annum to the national grid – which we hope will facilitate a real move towards renewable energy sources.
If you’d like to invest in our Reserve Power projects find out how here.
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