Our Urban Reserve and Power Projects

Supporting the UK’s energy transition

Electricity when and where it’s needed most:

Our market-leading urban flexible energy facilities help support the growth of renewables by providing on-demand energy when wind and solar are not able to produce enough electricity. In doing so, our projects help balance the grid, enabling the transition to a low carbon economy, whilst making sure, whatever the weather, we have the electricity we need close to where we need it.

Do you own industrial or open storage land?

You could receive a 25 year lease with competitive rent…

Our development process:

Desktop study:

A suitable site needs many things; an electrical connection, telecomms, a gas connection (peaking plant only) and a realistic chance of obtaining planning consent. Our experienced in-house team can assess all of these for you.

Securing connections:

Urban Reserve projects need to be connect into local networks (electricity and gas). Securing these connections is vital to ensure a project will work. With your permission, but at our cost, we will submit connection applications to the networks.

Heads of terms:

Once we have the connection agreements, we can finalise the Heads of Terms for the lease agreement. AMP Clean Energy will pay the legal costs of drawing up the lease.

Planning approval:

Using our in-house specialists and in collaboration with our landlords, we prepare and submit a planning application for the site entirely at our own cost and risk. Once submitted, we normally receive planning permission within three months.

Construction & operation:

With the lease agreed and the planning approved we move into the construction phase. This lasts 3-5 months. Once built, the unmanned site will be operational for 20-30 years.

Explore Heysham Power

Watch an Urban Reserve site being built from start to finish

Watch how we transformed a piece of derelict land into an Urban Reserve flexible energy facility in 8 months. Developed on the site of a former aircraft factory, Parkbury Power will provide flexible energy in the busy St Albans area.