The Cenin Renewables team were very pleased to host a visit from The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) on the 14th March 2018.
We demonstrated how a cluster of renewable energy technologies can function together to provide a stable base load supply.
Going inside our 1.5MW wind turbine. A good strong wind on the day meant the turbine was producing around 1.3MW.
The Kiwi Power / Tesla 4.0MW lithium battery providing Firm Frequency Response (FFR) to the National Grid whilst also stabilizing the site’s renewably generated power.
Visiting our 33kV/11kV substation which connects all renewable technologies on the site to the national grid. The building was renovated in 2015 from the site’s derelict original 1936 substation.
Describing the design of our energy cluster’s switchgear. The switches in the background are for the solar panels, wind turbine and AD plant, whilst the switch in the foreground is for the newly installed Kiwi/Tesla firm frequency response battery.
Inside the AD plant, food waste in packaging before plastics are separated. The plant produces a constant 3.0MW of electricity by running combustion engine generators on gases given off by the bacterial break down of local food waste. The plant meets the energy needs of approximately 6000 local homes.
We hope Parc Stormy provides a model of what can be done nationwide in the future to create more locally produced renewable energy.