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The Sheffield site will provide back-up power generation to National Grid, housing eight gas generators and associated infrastructure.
Jane Imrie

Work begins on first Arlington Energy storage and peaking site

High voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has begun work on a short term operating reserve (STOR) site in Sheffield.

Based on the Chesterfield Road development, the project is the first Arlington Energy gas peaking and energy storage scheme, with more initiatives planned to provide backup energy at peak times.

The site will provide back-up power generation to National Grid, housing eight gas generators and associated infrastructure, with the final commissioning of the scheme and subsequent energisation due by September 2019.

Matt Clare, director of Arlington Infrastructure added: “It’s great to see work having started on the Chesterfield Road site.

“It’s the first of many gas peaking projects Arlington has in the pipeline and given the scale of our portfolio and approach to the market generally, it was crucial that we partnered with a trusted counterparty who would take care of all our EPC and technical needs.”

Dave Ogden, director at Smith Brothers added: “We have worked closely with Arlington to move the portfolio forward over the past year, and we are delighted that our technical expertise enables us to support them during this significant new phase of growth.”

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