Power Response (PR)
Our PR division currently generates power from 17 sites by using mains natural gas and/or liquified, tankered fuel source to feed reciprocating engines. The conversion to electricity using modular reciprocating gas engines is the same as with the CLM and CMM.
The UK's increasing reliance on intermittent renewable power generation poses a growing risk to security of supply and this has created a demand for highly responsive, flexible, standby generation capacity. Our growing PR division directly addresses this need, providing highly responsive power in local areas connected through the local distributed network closest to consumer demand.
Within the UK power market, our PR division is eligible to earn revenue from a variety of sources including wholesale power, embedded benefits, and short-term operating reserve (STOR) contracts with National Grid.
Total installed operating PR capacity
* as at 31 December 2019