Brigg & Peterborough, UK
2 x 50 MW
The rapid growth in renewable energy in the UK has increased the need for flexible power to balance the electricity grid. Wärtsilä has worked closely with energy and services company Centrica to provide the changing market with flexible energy, helping tackle the issues created by intermittent renewables and supporting the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
In the UK, the energy system is becoming increasingly distributed and low-carbon due to the growing share of renewables and old baseload plants closing across the country. This development has been driven by government policies and advances in technology. In 2017, the UK saw the greenest year in its history in terms of energy generation and the government is working towards seeing all of the UK’s remaining coal power stations closed by 2025.