Sweco has been commissioned by Astra Ventures to provide technical advice and other services on their portfolio of energy projects including gas generation, battery storage, photovoltaic and hybrid installations.
Client: Astra Ventures
Date: 2016 - Present
Location: UK wide
As the UK's renewable energy industry grows, the transmission network run by National Grid must cope with greater fluctuations in power generation, often at very short notice. This is driven by the higher intermittency of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power generation.
When these fluctuations occur, National Grid must respond immediately to keep the transmission grid balanced and within the required frequency range.
These projects store electricity at times of low network demand and re-distribute the stored electricity to the grid at times of high demand when the network is in system stress. By addressing grid imbalances, power cuts are prevented.
Astra Ventures is a low carbon and renewable energy infrastructure developer and advisor. Astra Ventures has plans to build, own and operate a portfolio of utility-scale energy generation and energy storage assets across the UK to provide a range of grid balancing and ancillary services to the National Grid.
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