GAS PEAKING PLANT
Over the last decade as power generation has decentralised, from large predominantly fossil fuel power station, to small scale renewable, there has become a demand for short term power reserve.
In simple terms if there is a drop in renewables been fed into the national grid, or unplanned increased demand, such as cold weather, the national grid call upon short term power reserve.
We have a Peaking Plant at our Alne site, which is permanently on standby to produce power. This natural gas powered engine is controlled remotely, though can go from standby to synchronised output into the grid within 300 seconds notice.