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Tamar Energy, EDF Energy sign agreement for anaerobic digestion plants

Long-term power purchase agreement expands Tamar Energy's 11MW generation portfolio.

The long-term PPA covers Tamar Energy’s first five anaerobic digestion plants, at Basingstoke, Hants; Holbeach, Lincs; Retford, Notts; Halstead, Essex and Hoddesdon, Herts. The PPA was signed with EDF Energy at the end of 2014.

“Agreeing the PPA with EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, is a landmark commercial achievement for Tamar Energy, which has quickly grown to be the UK’s largest anaerobic digestion company," said Willie Heller, Tamar Energy’s chief executive. "Moreover, it’s an important achievement for the UK’s anaerobic digestiion sector, proving the value of AD’s base load generation in the market over the long term”. 

John Cockin, EDF Energy’s director of business services, said the PPA provides a flexible way to sell energy into the market. "We’re delighted this innovative approach suits both parties and enables Tamar Energy to achieve financial close for its power stations. We’re pleased to be Tamar Energy’s long-term partner and to support the expanding anaerobic digestion market”.

The Basingstoke and Holbeach AD facilities started on the PPA terms in December and the other plants will follow in 2015.


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