We are also developing master plans that will enable the redevelopment and regeneration of our former power station sites, and those scheduled for closure, to give them a viable future. To find out more about our projects across the UK, please take a look at our projects listed below. If you have any questions or comments, please use the contact information provided on the relevant project website.
The EMERGE Centre at Ratcliffe power station site
Plans to develop an energy recovery facility on part of our Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station site – known as the East Midlands Energy Re-Generation (EMERGE) Centre – recently received planning approval from Nottinghamshire County Council subject to completion of the Section 106 Agreement. The facility will generate energy from non-hazardous domestic and commercial waste left over from the recycling process.
The EMERGE Centre project forms part of a wider vision for Ratcliffe-on-Soar – to move towards becoming a zero carbon technology and energy hub for the East Midlands region. This project will be the first step towards delivering this vision and aims to be operational by 2026.
We’re bringing forward plans for the redevelopment and regeneration of the former Kingsnorth power station site. The new development would have the potential to accommodate a mixture of commercial, manufacturing, industrial, distribution, data centre and energy uses on the Hoo Peninsula, Medway in Kent. Once the site is fully occupied it could create over 2,000 full-time equivalent jobs and generate in the region of £48 million in economic output and activity each year. Uniper submitted an outline planning application in April 2021 to Medway Council, which sets out the general principles for the development of the site. We expect a decision on our application from Medway Council in early 2022.
Delivering dedicated grid stability services at our UK power station sites
We are investing in new markets, such as providing dedicated grid stability services to the British electricity system operator National Grid ESO at our facilities in Killingholme, Lincolnshire and Grain, Kent. This follows us being awarded four six-year contracts by National Grid ESO in 2020, to provide inertia services and voltage control to the grid under phase 1 of its Stability Pathfinder programme. Working with Siemens, Uniper has developed a custom designed solution for each of our facilities that will provide the same grid stabilising services to National Grid ESO without the need to generate power.
The synchronous condenser units – the technology that will deliver these services – are in the final stages of being constructed and installed at each of our sites, and are expected to be operational by early 2022. The services provided by Uniper will make an important contribution in supporting the energy transition by maintaining grid stability and security of supplies, whilst enabling more renewables to be integrated into the energy system.
Hydrogen projects in the United Kingdom
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