Our market-leading urban peaking plants 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.
How do we develop our urban peaking plants? Here's our step by step guide
AMP Clean Energy identifies sites suitable to build, own and operate Urban Reserve plants using a range of technical in-house tools. Working directly with landlords, land agents and institutional landowners, we offer competitive long-term leases. Urban Reserves sites are small, and often pay rents on parcels of land that landlords aren’t generating income from.
Urban Reserve projects require a dedicated natural gas and electrical connection. Our in-house specialists work closely with local gas and electricity network operators, entirely at our time and cost, to secure the connections required.
Our in-house development team, working with landlords to get the optimum layout, are responsible for the site's design, including technical specifications, which will be submitted as part of the planning application.
Using our in-house specialists, we prepare and submit a planning application for the site entirely at our own cost and risk. Once submitted, we will receive planning permission within three months.
We will start construction within six months of planning approval, often sooner. Developing the site, which AMP Clean Energy fully funds, can take 4-6 weeks.
Once the site is built, our connections and delivery team take over the operation of the asset. Our sites are fully automated and controlled remotely, ready to deliver energy at very short notice at times of peak demand.
Our Urban Reserve and peaking plant projects are helping support the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy. Our experience spans developing large power plants to smaller installations, both of which provide on-demand electricity in our busy urban areas at times of peak demand.
At AMP Clean Energy we have an established track record for developing decentralised energy assets which provide electricity when and where it's needed most. Urban Reserve helps support the intermittency of renewables such as wind and solar by providing flexible, on-demand energy generation.
Our urban peaking plants also help bolster the development of new technologies such as electric vehicles and heat pumps, which will increase demand on electricity in our growing cities.
AMP Clean Energy has ambitious plans to develop a significant pipeline of smaller urban peaking plants which will help support the UK's transition to a low carbon economy.