Local Authority Electricity Generation Assets

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Dear Chorley 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, Chorley Borough Council

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Dear Requester,

I am writing in response to your request for information under the terms
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please find below the details of your request and our response in red.
Please accept our apologies in the lateness of sending this response.

 

 

Response:

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? NO

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? None

4)           When were the assets commissioned? N/A

5)           What is the current contractual arrangement to sell the
power, to whom is it sold and what is the contract end date? None

6)           Does your local authority have any plans in place to acquire,
build or invest in electricity generation assets in the future? No current
projects live.  Some localised investment being investigated but none that
put energy into the grid.

 

 

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