Two contracts awarded in Phase 3 of National Grid's Stability Pathfinder
Welsh Power has won two contracts in Phase 3 of National Grid ESO’s Stability Pathfinder programme. The Pathfinder programme aims to deliver investments in nationally critical transmission infrastructure which is essential to deliver a net zero future.
The projects located at Sellindge in Kent and Cilfynydd in South Wales are estimated to deliver savings to customers of £3.5 billion over their initial 10 years of operations. They will provide nearly 50% of all the inertia contracted under the Phase 3 Pathfinder programme as well as contributing some 17% of the short circuit requirements. The services the plant will provide will help National Grid ESO achieve its ambition to operate the using only renewable energy sources and without the need for fossil fuels.
Welsh Power success in Phase 3 follows on from our success in Phase 1 and 2. It reinforces the company’s position as the UK’s leading independent provider of grid stability services. The projects are significant infrastructure investments and will create high quality jobs not just during construction but for the long term.
The projects will be delivered in partnership with Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, the specialist investment manager focused exclusively on renewables, storage and grid support infrastructure.
"These two projects at Sellindge in Kent and Cilfynydd in South Wales are estimated to deliver savings to customers of £3.5 billion over their initial 10 years of operations."
These contract wins are another significant development for Welsh Power