We also continue to seek out opportunities to maximise the profitability from excess engine and grid capacity in the Power Response market where we use bought in gas or other fuel to generate elecricity at times of peak demand to provide the grid with backup generation capacity.
In December 2014 Alkane was awarded Capacity Mechanism Agreements with the Department of Energy and Climate Change to supply 101MW capacity. The agreements commence in 2018 for a period of 15 years for 46MW of new plant and one year for 55MW of existing plant and will be met from both Coal Mine Methane and Power Response sites.
Alkane has the UK's leading CMM portfolio.
We gain onshore gas licences and exploit our CMM gas reserves either selling the gas directly to customers or generating electricity and selling this via the local electricity distribution network. We use a range of modular generation units on our sites to give us the maximum flexibility and scalability up to a capacity of 10MW.
We operate from sites spread across the central part of the UK. The group has over 15 years' experience in CMM and has built up the UK's leading licence portfolio. The portfolio includes areas in the Midlands, Yorkshire, the North West of England and South Wales.
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The UK's increasing reliance on intermittent energy generation methods has created demand for flexible standby generation capacity. Alkane's Power Response sites are ideally placed to provide the additional generating capacity to meet these short term generation requirements.
Power Response builds on Alkane's core skills and provides Alkane with a more diverse gas to power portfolio. Most of Alkane's Power Response sites are connected to mains gas but we also operate one kerosene fuelled Power Response site.
Many of Alkane's Power Response sites maximise the value of existing generating capacity and grid connections previously used for Coal Mine Methane power production. Alkane has also purchased additional operational Power Response sites from other operators and aims to increase its presence in this growing market.
Power Response generates revenue from a combination of supplying electricity at peak times, fees from operating under National Grid's Short Term Operating Reserve ('STOR') programme and Demand Side Balancing Reserve ('DSBR') programmes and winter premium payments.
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One of the UK's fastest growing independent power generators with a total of 145MW of installed generating capacity.