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Local Authority Electricity Generation Assets

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Dear Derby City 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 β€˜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, Derby City Council

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Dear Rebecca,

I acknowledge your request received 09 February 2023 about Local Authority
Electricity Generation Assets.
The information you have requested relates to solar energy which is
considered β€˜environmental information’ and will be dealt with under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs).

We will send you a response by 09 March 2023 the statutory 20 working days
deadline defined by the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR),
unless the information requested is subject to a statutory exception on
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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team | Information Governance | Corporate Resources
Directorate | Derby City Council, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby
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Dear Rebecca,

The Council confirms it holds information that falls within the
description of your request which is attached.

For your information this request has cost the Council Β£66.67 to process.

Any information provided that is owned by the Council is subject to the
provisions of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 and
has been made available for re-use under the Open Government Licence (OGL)
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section 50 of the Act but he may decline to deal with your application if
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Directorate | Derby City Council, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby
DE1 2FS | 01332 640763 | www.derby.gov.uk

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