The Governments’ increased focus on it’s cost effectiveness and efficiency for the tax payer’s has led to a reduction in renewable energy subsidies and a move towards gas and nuclear. However with delays across the board, especially at Hinckley Point there is increasing demand for electricity supplies which can bridge the gap between the intermittent supplies of renewable energy and the commissioning of new power plants.
Developers are now looking to install micro generators or battery storage systems to provide a Short Term Operating Reserve at the National Grid’s request. These developments require no more than an acre of land close to a substation for which a significant rent might be payable. As such, farmers and landowners are yet again able to contribute towards the developing energy markets and at GSC Grays we are ready to explore any opportunities as they develop.