Statkraft welcomes Sky News to pioneering grid stability project in Liverpool
The filming took place as part of the broadcaster’s special report on redesigning the UK’s electricity grid
Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable power generator, recently welcomed Sky News to its Lister Drive Greener Grid Park in Liverpool, a pioneering project that ensures Great Britain’s electricity grid maintains its stability, without producing harmful carbon emissions.
Lister Drive was the second of Statkraft’s Greener Grid Parks to become operational earlier in 2023 and is part of National Grid ESO’s Stability Pathfinder Phase 1 scheme, alongside Keith Greener Grid Park, which has been operational since late 2021. These projects produce inertia, which results in an uninterrupted flow of electricity to homes and businesses.
The inertia provided by all contracts in Phase 1 is the equivalent of that generated by approximately five coal-fired power stations. Statkraft calculations indicate that Lister Drive alone saves around 85,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Sky News’ Economics and Data Editor Ed Conway, was escorted around the site by Statkraft’s Head of Grid Integration, Guy Nicholson, who explained how the innovative scheme works.
You can watch the full Sky News film below.
And read Ed Conway's thread on X here.