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Statkraft and Ylem Energy launch UK Blaguegate project

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Statkraft, a provider of market access services, and Ylem Energy, a specialist in flexible generation, have announced the start of commercial operations for the 6.6MW Blaguegate gas-powered generation project.

Building on a background in landfill gas and combined heat and power (CHP), Ylem Energy has developed the Blaguegate project specifically to provide flexible generation capacity to support the renewable transition in the UK. On 9 April 2020 the Blaguegate flexible generation facility in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, UK, commenced commercial operations with Statkraft as the optimisation and route-to-market provider.

The Blaguegate site joins over 300 MW of third-party distributed flexible generation and battery storage capacity which Statkraft already optimises alongside of its 4000 MW renewable generation portfolio in the UK. Statkraft’s leading trading platform integrates intermittent renewable generation and flexible assets in order to support customers and the whole market with the ‘renewables revolution’. Statkraft’s platform dynamically trades flexible assets into all available short-term energy markets, allowing the customer to maximise value.

Statkraft is a leading pan-European route-to-market-services provider to ensure the reliable, renewable and cost-efficient electricity system of the future. Flexible power generation will perform an essential role in enabling renewables to deliver an ever-increasing portion of energy consumption in the coming decades, at the lowest cost to consumers and without sacrificing system security.

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