Centrica starts up two UK fast-response power plants
11 October, 2018
Finnish technology company Wärtsilä has completed two 50MW fast-response gas engine power plants in the UK for British utility Centrica.
The plants in Brigg and Peterborough are part of Centrica’s grid balancing strategy to have facilities that can respond quickly to fluctuations in the national grid.
Wärtsilä’s two-minute fast-starting flexible engines are designed to support local peaks in demand and supply fluctuations from renewables.
Demand for flexible power solutions has increased rapidly over the last few years to provide an important back-up to renewable power in the UK’s energy mix.