UK electricity supply commences transformation through multi-million pound investment in batteries from VLC Energy


London, UK – 28 February 2017 – VLC Energy today announces the development of two of the UK’s largest energy storage plants, to be connected to the electricity network by year end. The newly created company is a joint venture between Low Carbon, a renewable energy investment company, and VPI Immingham, owner of one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Europe and part of the Vitol Group.  VLC Energy was established to fund early stage energy storage and renewable energy projects in the UK, with the intention of accelerating the development of the UK’s renewable energy market and complementing VPI Immingham’s existing CHP generation capabilities.

The use of batteries will enhance National Grid’s ability to manage surges in supply from renewable energy sources, as well as surges in demand, and ultimately increase the Grid’s capacity to accommodate energy generated from renewables.  They will also be an integral part of building a smarter, cleaner and more flexible energy system for the UK.


Low Carbon boosts asset management with Wirsol


Low Carbon Asset Management deal takes investor’s portfolio under management to 226MW

London, UK – 8 February 2017 – Renewable energy investment company, Low Carbon, today announces that it has increased its portfolio of solar assets under management for international solar energy provider Wirsol Energy Ltd (“Wirsol”). The move will mean Wirsol will benefit from increased operational excellence, greater efficiencies and returns for its sites.


Low Carbon partnership to power National Museum of Bermuda


54.32kW solar installation to support the island’s energy needs following the America’s Cup

London, UK – 1 February 2017 – Low Carbon, the UK-based renewable energy investment company and official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, today announces it will help fund the installation of solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda (NMB) in the Royal Naval Dockyard. The installation is expected to generate more than 93,600kWh of clean energy per year, contributing to a significant portion of the museum’s energy consumption needs and saving 43 tonnes of CO2 per year.


Low Carbon secures two contracts in National Grid’s EFR tender


Low Carbon successfully secured two energy storage contracts in the National Grid’s recent Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender process. The tender process which was held in July 2016 saw National Grid procured 200MW of enhanced frequency response.

EFR is a service that allows rapid  (sub-second) response times to grid frequency or price signals resulting in potentially significant cost saving for National Grid. National Grid defines EFR as: a service that achieves 100% active power output at 1 second (or less) of registering a frequency deviation…  EFR is a new service that is being developed to improve management of the system frequency pre-fault, i.e. to maintain the system frequency closer to 50Hz under normal operation.


Land Rover BAR lead the way in sustainable sport with BREEAM Excellent building


Land Rover BAR are forging ahead in their goal to become the UK’s most sustainable professional sports team, now believed to be the first professional British sports team to operate from a BREEAM Excellent building.

The team’s new 74,000sq.ft waterfront home on Camber Quay received the accolade this week from the world’s leading arbiters of sustainable architecture. Used in more than 70 countries, BREEAM have issued more than 530,000 certificates on more than 24,000 projects around the world, and over 2.2 million buildings and communities are registered for certification.