Gas-fired peaking plants, often known as peak-lopping, are power plants designed to balance the fluctuating power requirement in the electricity network and operate during periods of high level demand for electricity or shortfalls of electricity supply.
This demand and supply variation is due to the increase in renewable energy sources (wind and solar) connected to the electricity grid. Peaking plants provide important balancing services where weather conditions prevent output either when the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining.
Peaking plants address this imbalance and reduce stress on the electricity grid, providing power stability – to potentially avoid blackouts and maintain security of electrical supply.
Unlike base load power plants, peaking plants operate in standby mode when not in use and are called to run by the electricity grid when there is a demand to supply electricity.
Payments are made to either generate in periods of high electrical demand or reduce electrical load to balance the electricity grid.
With over 190MWe Peaking Plants installed across the UK, we can provide the full EPC contract, all from one point of contact, to include:
- Liaison with external bodies
- Site ground works
- Foundation, design and construction
- Building design and construction
- Power and control cabling infrastructure
- Building services fit out (lighting, power, fire alarms, etc)
- Supply of generating equipment
- Control panel and container manufacture
- Total project management
For more information about our Installed Energy Solutions for Gas Power Generation, please contact us by email using the enquiry form below (subject field ‘Gas Generation Enquiry’) or call us at:
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