Flexible Grid and Interconnection

Element Power develop projects to enable effective and reliable integration and transmission of high-voltage renewable electricity from the producer to the consumer. Not only do we develop our own renewable energy projects, we also work with transmission operators to achieve the same goal: decarbonisation with greater grid security and quality of supply. We have  two HVDC/interconnector projects in development within our portfolio, comprising up to 1400MW across 600 kilometres. 

We have completed and sold a 25MW battery storage project in Tynemouth in the north east of England, which was awarded an EFR contract by the GB Electricity System  Operator National Grid, and have a number of storage and flexibility sites in our current development portfolio in UK and Ireland.

As we continue to expand our capabilities to deliver and accommodate increasing quantities of renewable energy, we offer:

Grid Services and Integration:

  • We develop transmission, HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) and interconnection of power systems;
  • We develop projects which deliver system and ancillary services, and smart grids;
  • We develop storage and demand management systems.

Grid Connection:  

  • We manage site selection and determine suitability of the site;
  • We manage the application process including costs, securities, timing, relationships;
  • We assess timescales risk and manage improvements, thereby minimising costs incurred; 
  • We are experienced with technical design and power systems engineering;
  • We deliver solutions to technical barriers;
  • We ascertain grid connection capacity, increasing or decreasing as needed.

Grid Operation: 

  • We ensure grid operation charges and constraints are minimised;
  • We optimise operation to minimise downtime and outages;
  • We manage and control system costs & charges;
  • We ensure ancillary and system services revenues are maximised;
  • Our grid expertise ensure operational revenues in PPA/operation are maximised.
     

Element Power has also developed commercial IP that may be deployed to provide system services to TSOs. These services include Fast Frequency Response (FFR), Synchronous Inertial Response (SIR), Fast Post-Fault Active Power Recovery (FPFAPR), Dynamic Reactive Response (DRR) and Steady-State Reactive Power (SSRP), some or all of which are currently procured in the Irish and GB markets.

 

INTERCONNECTOR PROJECTS

Link

From

To

Cross Border
Capacity

System to System
Capacity

Distance
(subject to
consultation)

Potential Date

Functions

Website

Greenlink Ireland Wales 500MW 500MW 172 km 2023 Interconnection www.greenlinkinterconnector.eu

Maali

Shetland

Norway

900MW

900MW

380 km

2026

Interconnection

www.maali-interconnector.eu


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