Weir buying hydro! Gazprom Energy signs seven year deal

Gazprom Energy will buy power from ten hydroelectric sites across England and Wales for seven years under a new deal kicking off today. The business energy supplier will take 17MW […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Gazprom Energy will buy power from ten hydroelectric sites across England and Wales for seven years under a new deal kicking off today.

The business energy supplier will take 17MW worth of power from independent renewable generator Infinis’ sites, including Barton Lock in Greater Manchester, Beeston Weir in Nottingham, the Elan Valley (pictured) in South Wales and Duror in the Scottish Highlands.

The Manchester-based company says that’s enough to power thousands of small and micro businesses.

Andrew Morris, Manager of Clean Energy at Gazprom Energy said: “This agreement strengthens our relationship with one of the UK’s leading renewable energy generators, providing Infinis with a flexible route to market and making a significant renewable power contribution to the UK energy market.”

Their new deal also includes the ability for Infinis to trade the Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) and Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) associated with the power purchased.

The firms have an existing deal from 2011 which sees the supplier buy power and associated certificates from 37 of Infinis’ landfill gas sites.