We are currently seeing a stronger market and appetite from developers for gas genset sites compared to battery storage sites. This results from several related market conditions which we explain below.
Roadnight Taylor secured 50MW export capacity for a gas genset scheme and 25MW import capacity for battery storage and reduced the connection charge by £1.5 million for a landed estate in Nottinghamshire.
Having previously helped our farming client to secure a 5MW solar farm lease, we are now very pleased to have secured our client a viable 20MW of export capacity for a gas genset scheme.
Roadnight Taylor secured 40MW of export capacity and 10MW of import capacity for battery storage behind the same connection for an industrial client in Shropshire.
Most of the 'noise' in the energy industry is about the lucrative opportunities from battery storage, and we've written about sites that are suitable for battery storage before. However, batteries are not suitable for all sites or all parts of the electrical grid. A gas genset may be suitable for sites where a battery storage isn't.
Any battery storage or power generation scheme will need a cost-effective grid connection. It may also need planning consents, land rights, the right generation or demand profile, sufficient budget and an appropriate return on investment.
Numerous factors must conspire for a site to be viable for battery storage. See how you should find out if you have genuine potential for a site in this article first published in Energy Now magazine.