Local Authority Electricity Generation Assets

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Dear Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough 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, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

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Dear Ms Brown


Ref: Information Request No. QU-2023-95


Thank you for your email received by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
Borough Council on 9 February 2023.


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to
recorded information held by a public authority.  If the information
sought is not contained in a record, the Act does not impose an obligation
on the authority to create a record where none exists; nor does it provide
a mechanism for answering questions.


Having reviewed your email below, Council considers that you are
requesting answers to questions.  In order for Council to be able to
process your request, we recommend you revise and resubmit clearly
describing what recorded information you seek.  This will assist us in
defining appropriate search parameters that would enable us to carry out a
meaningful analysis of our systems to identify, locate and retrieve any
information, which may be relevant.


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Yours sincerely


Information Governance Department


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

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