REG ready to startup Leeds North plant

In the UK, Renewable Energy Generation's (REG), Leeds-based bioliquid-powered plant is ready to begin operating under the company's two-year National Grid contract.

REG is a renewable energy developer and operator whose subsidiary REG Bio-Power was awarded a contract with National Grid in March. Under the contract, REG will supply Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) to meet unscheduled power demand. REG Bio-Power receives capacity payments for standing by and additional utilisation payments for power generated during STOR periods.

REG's new bioliquid plant can generate 2MW of renewable energy, bringing REG's STOR capacity up to 8MW, complementing the existing 6MW of capacity at Bentwaters in Suffolk.

'Leeds North will run on our patented proprietary bioliquid recovered from recycled waste cooking oil, which has now delivered over 60,000 operational hours on our three existing sites,' says Andrew Whalley, CEO of REG.

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