EDF inks solar energy have fun with Network Rail

Aug 30, 2022 04:04 PM ET
  • PPA covers output from the 50MW Bloy's Grove PV farm in Norfolk as well as will supply non traction energy needs
EDF inks solar energy have fun with Network Rail
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EDF Renewables and also Network Rail have authorized a power purchase agreement (PPA) covering output from the 50MW Bloy's Grove solar farm in Norfolk, which got planning authorization in June this year.

The agreement will certainly cover around 15% of Network Rail's yearly consumption of non-traction power being made use of in workplaces, depots and railway stations throughout the country.

This improves the existing traction supply partnership in between Network Rail and also the bigger EDF Group in the UK.

The PPA remains in line with Network Rail's commitment to sourcing 100% of non-traction energy from renewable sources by 2030 as part of its ecological sustainability approach.

Jo Lewington, Network Rail's primary environment and sustainability officer, said: "Rail is currently in a solid position in terms of its green qualifications, but it's vital that we do whatever we can as a company to boost air quality, minimise our use fossil fuels, as well as transition to an industry powered by green, renewable, low-carbon energy.

" Our vision is to offer the country with the cleanest, greenest form of public transport as well as this agreement marks an additional crucial action towards attaining our objectives."

Rail Minister Wendy Morton said: "Our railway has long been the foundation of traveling throughout the UK and, as one of the greenest forms of transport, it is set to play a central role in reducing emissions as well as aiding us accomplish our world-leading decarbonisation goals.

" This very first of its kind agreement is a huge moment not just for Network Rail yet the rail market overall, instating a journey which will see Britain's preferred transport come to be even greener, cleaner as well as much more sustainable."

Natural Power supplied technical assistance to Network Rail throughout the vendor identification as well as negotiation process for the business power purchase agreement for 49.9 MW of solar power from EDF Renewables UK.



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