30 Jun '14, 10am

UK seeks to avoid 'energy crunch' with 53GW of back-up power: Energy Secretary confirms first au...

The government has confirmed plans to buy more than 53GW of power from gas plants, energy storage and demand reduction schemes, through a back-up capacity market that is designed to keep the lights on. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey today said the government would auction 50.8GW of back-up capacity on 9 December this year that would provide power in 2018/19, with a second auction taking place in 2017 to contract out 1.5GW. FURTHER READING Toshiba closes deal to build new UK reactors by 2024 Scotland primed for shale gas exploration The capacity mechanism will pay generators to provide back-up power as a number of coal plants face closure and the UK installs an increasing amount of intermittent renewable energy supply, such as wind farms and solar panels. Companies will bid for 15-year contracts, with prices capped at £75/kW in a bid to protect consumers from ...

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