Stanground Closed Landfill Energy Project

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The Mobilising Local Energy Investment (MLEI) team is working with Bouygues Energies & Services Ltd – the Council’s energy delivery partner – to create a Solar Farm Plus Battery Energy Storage Site in Stanground.

The proposed location is on an old landfill site to the South of Peterborough in Stanground. It was formally closed in 1992 and remained in Cambridgeshire County Council’s ownership as an ongoing waste management liability. The site is located between the A1139 Fletton Parkway, Stanham Way and the A605.

The development of the landfill site into an active energy generation centre would be the first project of its kind in the East of England, and it’s possible that the project has the potential to be replicated on other closed landfill sites in the county.

The aim is to create a 2.7 MW solar farm, plus battery energy storage system, covering an area of around 6 hectares. The solar farm would generate enough electricity to meet the demand of more than 700 houses per year.

Electricity would be used to charge a battery energy storage system on site and then supply energy into the electricity grid and/or supply to large local businesses based on demand. It is estimated that the solar farm would save around 6,500 tonnes of carbon over its lifetime.

Sales of electricity and provision of services to the grid would generate revenue for Cambridgeshire County Council to support the continued delivery of frontline services.

This survey will close on the 24th June 2020.

The Mobilising Local Energy Investment (MLEI) team is working with Bouygues Energies & Services Ltd – the Council’s energy delivery partner – to create a Solar Farm Plus Battery Energy Storage Site in Stanground.

The proposed location is on an old landfill site to the South of Peterborough in Stanground. It was formally closed in 1992 and remained in Cambridgeshire County Council’s ownership as an ongoing waste management liability. The site is located between the A1139 Fletton Parkway, Stanham Way and the A605.

The development of the landfill site into an active energy generation centre would be the first project of its kind in the East of England, and it’s possible that the project has the potential to be replicated on other closed landfill sites in the county.

The aim is to create a 2.7 MW solar farm, plus battery energy storage system, covering an area of around 6 hectares. The solar farm would generate enough electricity to meet the demand of more than 700 houses per year.

Electricity would be used to charge a battery energy storage system on site and then supply energy into the electricity grid and/or supply to large local businesses based on demand. It is estimated that the solar farm would save around 6,500 tonnes of carbon over its lifetime.

Sales of electricity and provision of services to the grid would generate revenue for Cambridgeshire County Council to support the continued delivery of frontline services.

This survey will close on the 24th June 2020.