Local Authority Electricity Generation Assets

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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

In order to assist my research into Local Authorities who generate and export electricity from their own energy assets I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions. I am particularly looking at grid connected assets for example solar farms, wind turbines and waste to energy plants, rather than rooftop solar installations which mostly supply electricity to the building they occupy. I’d be grateful if you could answer the following questions: -

1) Do you own or operate electricity generation assets which export to the grid?
2) If so, what technologies? And are they ‘co-located’? E.g., a solar farm with a battery.
3) How much electricity (in kWh) would you expect to be exported, per asset, per year?
4) When were the assets commissioned?
5) What is the current contractual arrangement to sell the power, to whom is it sold and what is the contract end date?
6) Does your local authority have any plans in place to acquire, build or invest in electricity generation assets in the future?

Many thanks,

Rebecca Brown

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Rebecca Brown

Request for information: Local Authority Electricity Generation Assets

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Dear Ms Brown

 

Request for information: Local Authority Electricity Generation Assets

Reference: argyllbuteir:15400.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

I have attached the following information in fulfilment of your request:

 

In order to assist my research into Local Authorities who generate and
export electricity from their own energy assets I would be grateful if you
could answer the following questions. I am particularly looking at grid
connected assets for example solar farms, wind turbines and waste to
energy plants, rather than rooftop solar installations which mostly supply
electricity to the building they occupy. I’d be grateful if you could
answer the following questions: -

 

1)           Do you own or operate electricity generation assets which
export to the grid? Yes.

2)           If so, what technologies? And are they ‘co-located’? E.g., a
solar farm with a battery. Single wind turbine only; no co-location.

3)           How much electricity (in kWh) would you expect to be
exported, per asset, per year? Variable but circa 130,000kWh per annum.

4)           When were the assets commissioned? August 2016.

5)           What is the current contractual arrangement to sell the
power, to whom is it sold and what is the contract end date? Annual
Contract; F&S Energy Ltd; expiry 31/7/23.

6)           Does your local authority have any plans in place to acquire,
build or invest in electricity generation assets in the future? Yes, next
stage plans under development.

 

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