Distributed generation allows us to perform incredibly efficiently and delivers higher margins than traditional power plant.
Distributed generation is the term given to power plant connected to the Distribution Network Operators (DNO) grid network at a voltage less than 132kV. This compares to large generators (400MW) connected to the National Grid Transmission System at 400kV.
The capacity of power plant connected to the DNO tends to be smaller than the generators connected to the National Grid Transmission System, usually less than 50MW per plant.
By connecting in to the DNO network the transmission of electricity is more efficient due to lower voltage conversion and cable heating losses.
Energy Circle’s strategy is to install distributed generating stations with an average of 20MW per site using clean gas fired engines combined with energy storage and energy recovery technology. This means the use of less fuel to produce power and therefore delivers higher profit margins compared to market competitors.