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Dear Caerphilly County 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

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Dear Rebecca Brown

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 9th February 2023.
We have considered your request and enclose the following information –

 

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

 

Yes, but not all of the assets export.

 

(2) If so, what technologies? And are they ‘co-located’? E.g., a solar
farm with a battery.

 

Please see attached list which identifies location, technology type,
anticipated annual yield, anticipated annual export to grid and commission
date.

 

(3) How much electricity (in kWh) would you expect to be exported, per
asset, per year?

 

See attached.

 

(4) When were the assets commissioned?

 

This information was not recorded for all sites, see attached.

 

(5) What is the current contractual arrangement to sell the power, to whom
is it sold and what is the contract end date?

 

Any export is linked to the Feed In Tariff scheme.

 

(6) Does your local authority have any plans in place to acquire, build or
invest in electricity generation assets in the future?

 

Yes there are a number of large scale opportunities being developed at
present, including wind and solar.

 

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