Innovative agreement with Gas Power Developments Ltd
We have entered into an innovative agreement with Gas Power Developments (GPD) and GAM Capital (GAMCap), project developer and manager, for the operation of three 6MW flexible gas peaking plants – Prestige House, Newhouse and Clay Flatts located in Lancashire and Cumbria in the north-west of the UK.
These power plants will be operated alongside one of the world’s largest wind portfolios owned and managed by us and are a natural fit in providing a balanced delivery of power to the National Grid.
We will optimise the operation of the flexible plants based on changes in energy demand and production. The control and market optimisation of the three assets, turning them on and off, will take place from our 24/7 trading desk in Denmark.
Søren Scherfig, Head of DONG Energy Markets, said:
“I’m looking forward to cooperating with GAM Capital. This agreement represents an opportunity us to create new value propositions to flexible generators outside of the traditional market. The agreement also helps us continue to build our position in the UK market and proves how gas peaking plants, wind power and consumers can work together.”
Chris Isard, Operations Director at GAMCap and GPD, commented:
“We’re delighted to be entering into a long-term agreement with DONG Energy on the first phase of building and operating a portfolio of flexible peaking plants. As we continue to grow our portfolio, we look forward to working closely with DONG Energy and our strategic partners to deliver maximum value from these assets”.