Centrica powers up very first solar site

Jun 9, 2023 11:27 AM ET
  • PV project initially in the developer's strategies to provide 900MW of low carbon assets by 2026
Centrica powers up very first solar site

Power generation is underway at Codford Solar Farm, the first newly-built PV project owned and also operated by Centrica under the company's plans to develop out a 900MW portfolio of flexible energy assets.

Building and construction started at the site in Wiltshire, England, in April 2022, after permission was gotten by Centrica Business Solutions in 2021.

Made up of 33,000 panels, the project has an overall capacity of 18MW as well as must produce 19GWh of green electrical energy annually, sufficient to power 4850 homes.

In late 2021, Centrica announced aspirations to supply 900MW of low carbon assets by 2026.

The company is constructing battery storage projects at previous gas peaking plants at Brigg, Lincolnshire, Knapton, North Yorkshire, and also Ostend in Belgium, as well as has actually developed a multi GW pipe of projects.

Vodafone will acquire half of the electricity output from the solar farm, aiding to sustain its development as well as bringing additional sustainable power arrangement to the UK Grid.

Integrated with agreements already in position, around 47% of the firm's yearly energy need will certainly come from UK-based sustainable source of power by 2025.

The lasting PPA will certainly see roughly 9GWh of green electricity devoted to Vodafone UK.

The rest will be sold into the national grid via Centrica's Energy Marketing & Trading business.

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