Statkraft provides fossil aid to British green energy transition

The Norwegian state-owned utility plans to optimize 175 MW of small gas generators, which will provide flexibility services to the UK power grid, which transmits an increasing amount of renewable energy.

One of AMP Clean Energy's Urban Reserve turbines set for optimization by Statkraft. | Photo: PR / Statkraft

A little fossil energy can help the renewable variety along its way.

That's the idea behind Statkraft's new 15-year contract with UK utility AMP Clean Energy, whereby the Norwegian state-owned utility will optimize the British company's 175 MW of gas generators with per-unit ratings of 2-4 MW in order to supply frequency-response reserve and other special services to the UK grid.

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