Voltalia, a global player in renewable energy, has announced that it won Contracts for Difference for the Clifton & Higher Stockbridge projects at the Allocation Round 4 auction (AR4).
There is a dire need to find projects that meet the UK’s legally binding net zero commitments and provide energy security in the face of climate crisis and rising energy prices. Producing green energy at a low price is one way to achieve this transition. Voltalia is proud to announce its success in the CfD AR4 auction, securing two 45-megawatt photovoltaic project contracts over 20 years in the 2024/2025 delivery period.
Voltalia, following the award of the contract, has begun construction of the two 45-megawatt solar projects Clifton Solar & Higher Stockbridge Solar. Clifton Farm is located near Yeovil, and Higher Stockbridge is located close to Sherbourne. The two plants together will produce the same amount of clean, renewable electricity as the UK’s more than 50,790 residents consume each year. The last quarter of 2023 is planned and the first quarter 2024.
Voltalia currently has a portfolio of five storage and solar facilities in operation and construction in the UK. They have a combined capacity of 179 megawatts. Voltalia’s track record in the country includes operation and construction for third-party customers of 23 solar and storage facilities totalling 195 megawatts.
“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded Clifton CfD contracts for 90 megawatts. This latest win demonstrates our commitment to the UK and our support for the country’s ambition to have 95% of its electricity be low-carbon by 2030. These projects show that solar projects can quickly be deployed and can help to balance the power market. Following the 49.9-megawatt solar power sales contract for the City of London Corporation in 2020 and the 32 megawatt / 32 megawatt-hour Hallen BESS storage power plant in 2021, these latest projects allow us to further strengthen our position in the UK, one of the leading renewable energy markets in the world,” said Sebastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.
Voltalia’s presence at the UK
Voltalia, which has been operating 22 solar plants in the country for third-party clients since 2012, is present in the country. They have a total of 193 megawatts. Voltalia was also responsible for the construction of a lithium battery storage unit of 2 megawatts / 2.4 megawatts respectively for third-party customers in 2017.
Voltalia is a generator of renewable energy and has a number of power plants with a combined capacity of 179 megawatts in operation or under construction. Voltalia was granted a 15-year power sale contract with City of London Corporation in 2020. This contract will be produced at the South Farm solar power station, which is currently under construction. It has a capacity 49.9 megawatts and is located in Spetisbury (Dorset). Voltalia also operates and owns the Tonge solar power station, which has been in operation since 2016. This plant has a capacity to produce 7.3 megawatts and is located in Sittingbourne. Voltalia also owns and operates Hallen Battery energy storage (BESS) which is a 32 megawatts/32 megawatt-hours lithium-ion battery storage plant near Bristol, in the Avonmouth region.