Generators exclusively available from SSE Enterprise and PWE
Together, SSE Enterprise and Pure World Energy work with a wide range of customers to understand their challenges and deliver innovative energy solutions. An increasing number of existing and prospective customers have requirements for more efficient, reliable and cleaner longer-term power generation.
Commercial and industrial projects have traditionally used temporary power systems, such as diesel generators, but requirements often stray far beyond the six months or so that these temporary solutions are suitable for, resulting in power becoming unnecessarily expensive. By comparison, microturbine generators are highly suited to providing longer-term power.
The market need for longer-term generation
For a number of reasons the increasing demand for electricity is dangerously close to supply capacity:
- There are deficiencies in generation nationally. New nuclear generation is continually delayed and new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) investment has stalled, due to uncertainty.
- Grid constraints – where the electricity transmission system is unable to transmit sufficient power to the location of the demand – are becoming more common and are set to increase 60% in the next five years.
- Transmission issues can also cause power shortages, as there are often delays in establishing infrastructure such as cabling or transformers. One illustration of this problem is that the time taken for the District Network Operator (DNO) to undertake necessary reinforcement currently averages between two and three years.
- To compound these issues, there is also a significant growth forecasted in commercial customer demand between 2016/17 and 2021/22.
Limited supply and increasing demand are scenarios that are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. The consequences can have significant impacts on commercial and industrial developments and expansion, as it’s extremely difficult to plan projects with such uncertainty surrounding the availability and reliability of power supply. Our microturbine generators provide the ideal solution to these challenges.
The microturbine solution
Capstone microturbines are an ideal solution for meeting temporary power requirements, often providing a cheaper, cleaner and more reliable solution than current internal combustion engine generators. Accordingly, SSE Enterprise has partnered with Pure World Energy – an official UK Capstone distributor – to exclusively deliver market-leading power generation solutions.
We are proud to offer a zero-capital investment, low cost, predictable price electricity supply solution which is exclusively available through this unique partnership.
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If you have any further questions about our power generation solutions, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.