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Local Authority Electricity Generation Assets

Rebecca Brown made this Freedom of Information request to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 136 authorities Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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Dear Rhondda Cynon Taf 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

Freedomofinformation,

Dear Ms Brown

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (or Environmental Information Regulations 2004, if it
relates to environmental information).

You should ordinarily expect to receive a response to your request no
later than 20 working days following the date of submission to the
Council.

Yours sincerely

Llywodraethu Corfforaethol/Corporate Governance
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr y Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol/for Director of Legal
Services

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Dear Ms Brown

 

We refer to your request for information in respect of Electricity
Generation Assets.

 

Firstly, may we apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s response is set out below:

 

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

 

Yes - Roof top solar and fuel cell CHP’s

 

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

 

Solar PV installations that directly supply the building they are
installed to.

 

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

 

They do have deemed export but not metered separately.

 

 4. When were the assets commissioned?

 

111 different installations, of various sizes, commissioned between 2010
and 2023.

 

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

 

Some of the earlier installations (pre-2012) are under the OFGEM Feed-in
tariff contract. Later installations are under the SMART export scheme.

 

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

 

Yes, several projects, both land based solar and wind, are currently in
either the feasibility or planning stage.

 

We apologise for the delay in responding to your request.  We hope the
information provided is satisfactory. 

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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internal review.  If you wish to exercise this right, you must do so
within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Please set out in
writing your grounds and send your appeal to Mrs Julie Llewellyn. She may
be reached at [1][email address] or at RCT CBC, The
Pavilions, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.

 

Additionally you may, if you wish, find out more about the Freedom of
Information Act & Environmental Information Regulations from the
Information Commissioner at [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Llywodraethu Corfforaethol/Corporate Governance

ar ran Cyfarwyddwr y Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol/for Director of Legal
Services

 

 

 

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