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Additional grid capacity arrives at Peterlee

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Additional grid capacity arrives at Peterlee

Date
June 9, 2021
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As the energy revolution advances, the UK grid continues to transition towards a more sustainable future. Until the UK is at the point where it can run 100% of the time on 100% renewable energy, it needs some additional support as it moves further and further away from large scale coal-fired plants. During this time of transition, additional resources are needed to support the National Grid to ensure businesses can continue to operate and domestic consumers are not impacted. The need for grid flexibility has increased in importance with so many people working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This week our Peterlee site took delivery of two 2MW units that will be available to support the National Grid. The onsite generation units will provide balancing services and flexibility as the UK grid continues to try and balance the growing renewable assets available. By setting up another site, we ensure we are playing our part in keeping a consistent power supply to the UK. Once fully commissioned this site will be able to provide an additional 4MW of power to the grid when it needs it most.

Unit arrives and is offloaded at Peterlee.
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