What does a gas fired generating station look like?
Our generation plants consist of a number of a number of bespoke containers housing our generators and associated equipment. The containers are screened and secured by security fencing and acoustic fencing.
Are they noisy?
The engines are housed in sound insulated containers and the site is then typically surrounded by an acoustic fence to minimise noise when the plant is operational. We also assess any potential noise nuisance at the projects feasibility stage and will not locate a project near residential housing where any noise levels would be exceeded.
What about emissions?
The emissions are monitored carefully on each site and every site is assessed to ensure it meets all legal limits. Green Frog Genovate ensure all emissions are reduced to a suitable level.
How much space do I require?
A typical gas fired generating station occupies between 0.3 – 2 acres of land.
Why are they needed?
Our generating stations are more important than ever ensuring your lights are kept on when current demand cannot be met supporting the security of the UKs energy supply. This is often in the winter months during peak hours however they can be required at times of peak demand at any point in the year.
National Grid has estimated that the network needs to double its standby peaking capacity by 2020 to avoid rolling blackouts.
Do they run 24/7?
No, typically we operate around 2000 hours a year and only when required.
What is the capacity market?
The capacity market is part of the Governments Electricity Market Reform (EMR) programme designed to ensure that sufficient reliable generation is available at times of peak generation ensuring consumers receive secure and affordable electricity.
Generators which secure a capacity market obligation in the yearly auctions held by National Grid receive a steady and predictable revenue. If they do not, they are subject to very large fines!
Green Frog is an active participant in the Capacity Market. We enter all buildable sites into the yearly auctions however receiving a capacity market obligation is not a prerequisite to progressing an opportunity.
What will it cost me?
Green Frog Development Solutions cover all development costs and in return we pay competitive long term rentals. Contact us to see what you could earn by leasing your land to us.