UK Power Reserve is a market leader with a growing portfolio of flexible electricity assets. We are the UK’s largest independent developer of fast-ramping small-scale gas power plants (693MW in total), the second biggest developer of battery storage (120MW) and a leading player in demand side response (10MW) creating a total portfolio of 823MW. We have around 200MW of 20MW plants in operation and plan to complete our portfolio of 40 power plants in the next few years.
This 6 engine site is made up of Jenbacher engines and plays a vital role in keeping the lights on in South Wales.
This site is made up of 4 Jenbacher engines that provide rapid reserve power within minutes of being called upon.
The southernmost site operated by UK Power Reserve has 6 engines able to provide reserve power
These two sites deliver rapid power to the growing town of Newport
Located close to Manchester Airport this power station used to provide heat and CO2 to a local nursery, it has now been repurposed to provide rapid response energy for National Grid.
A stone’s throw from the sandy beaches of Wales sits this 4 engine generating station uses high performance Jenbacher equipment to provider rapid energy on demand.
The smallest site in the UK Power Reserve fleet, this site originally served providing heat and CO2 for the local nursery before being repurposed to provide reserve energy.
This 5 engine site nestled by the M5 is embedded within the UKs largest pepper farm and utilises its waste heat to help grow the crops.
These three sites, each consisting of 3 engines, used to be part of the Pilkington's glass factory. They now provide rapid reserve energy to the National Grid
This 20 engines site is UK Power Reserve’s largest generator and can provide enough electricity to cook 120,000 pork pies an hour. It also plays an important role in powering the Network Rail test track.
The first site to be operated by UK Power Reserve, this site generates 20MW near the closed Thorpe Marsh coal power station.
This 8 engine site is located near the river Calder and provides vital reserve energy to Wakefield town.
This 10 engine site uses world leading technology to generate electricity at a moment’s notice.
Sitting close to the Rhondda river this 9 engine site is comprised of the latest high tech generating engines.
The first UKPR site to be constructed as a result of the Capacity Market, this 10 engine site in Gloucester is a record breaking performer amongst its class.
We are in the process of building a 500+MW pipeline of new gas-fired assets which will bring the total number of our power stations to 40. The precise location and details of these assets will be included on our asset map as they become operational.
Power Reserve was awarded 120MW of battery storage in the 2016 Capacity Market Auction making it one of the UK’s biggest developers of battery storage. We will be building this out from 2017. The award reinforces UK Power Reserve’s leadership in electricity system flexibility services.