April 2015


During the first 3 months of 2015, g2 Energy has successfully completed works on 42 individual renewable energy projects. Situated throughout the UK, this includes 36 large scale ground mounted solar farms and 6 wind turbine projects. These projects have a total generation export capacity in excess of 476 Megawatts (MW), which brings the company’s total MW connected since 2011 up to a huge 878MW.

Predictions by market research specialists IHS, stated that ground mounted solar PV connections in the UK would hit almost 1.8GW in Q1 of 2015, before the end of the ROC scheme*. Based on these predictions, this means that the various works which g2 Energy has completed on solar projects equates to 25% of the anticipated total connected capacity for Solar Farms before April 1st 2015.

Completing works on site by 31st March 2015 was of vital importance for clients with large scale solar projects. This was due to the uncertainty of changing the Renewable Obligations (RO) scheme to the Contract for Differences (CfDs), where a subsidy is not guaranteed for newly connected projects, on the 1st of April. This meant more developers then ever required their connection before the deadline.

This is the fourth year running that g2 Energy has achieved a 100% record of completing all contracted renewable energy projects within the desired timescales for clients. The company completed various scopes of works on these projects, which ranged from building out the entire contestable works element of a site, to providing a bespoke gPod Containerised Substation. In the first three months of 2015, g2 Energy’s completed works have amounted to over 150km of High Voltage cable being installed.
Our in-house Civil and Electrical design engineers ensured each completed project has undergone a full detailed design; and our on-site Project Managers have faced all sorts of adverse weather challenges during the build stages. g2 Energy’s warehouse facility in Milton Keynes has built out 44 bespoke gPod Containerised Substations since November, which has been a major advantage to g2 Energy. The use of Containerised Substations results in a more efficient build on site as it gives both commercial and timescale benefits.

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