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Kyotherm adds 10 MW biodiesel capacity in Ireland

Kyotherm adds 10 MW biodiesel capacity in Ireland
An FG Wilson genset (photo courtesy FG Wilson).

France-headed energy-as-a-service investment firm Kyotherm SAS has announced that it is extending its biodiesel-powered generating capacity on the Emerald Isle on both sides of the border. The company is extending its capacity with 4 MW to 20 MW in Northern Ireland, and has launched construction of 6.4 MW of capacity in the Republic of Ireland.

CoolPlanet Group will support Kyotherm as the constructor, operator, and shareholder in all the projects. The projects will be commissioned in Q3 2024 and will make power available to the Irish electricity grid.

In Northern Ireland, Kyotherm is adding 4 MW of capacity to its 16 MW generation park. In the Republic of Ireland, Kyotherm is adding a total of 6.4 MW of capacity spread across four sites.

These projects aim to provide essential services to the Irish electricity network on both sides of the border, such as capacity contracts, DS3 contracts, and energy trading.

The construction site in Northern Ireland (photo courtesy Kyotherm).

This initiative is part of the Island’s overall strategy to develop intermittent sustainable energy sources such as wind and photovoltaics (PV). The generators installed and connected to the grid will help to ensure a secure electricity supply and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The projects are the fruit of collaboration between several key players in the energy and sustainable development sector.

Kyotherm is being supported by the CoolPlanet Group, which consolidated its market position in 2021 by acquiring PowerHouse, one of the UK’s leading grid services companies.

As builder and operator of the facility, CoolPlanet will contribute its expertise and skills in managing renewable energy projects. The generators will be supplied by FG Wilson, renowned for their reliability and performance.

We are honored by the confidence shown by the Coolplanet Group, which has accepted our debt and equity support for this new grid services project, to deliver a secure and sustainable electricity system (DS3). Wind power and photovoltaics are developing very quickly and we are convinced that other projects of this type will be necessary in the future to integrate more renewable energy into the electricity grid. After 100 MW of renewable energy already financed in the UK, mainly biomass and geothermal, Kyotherm is continuing a key partnership with CoolPlanet, said Arnaud Susplugas, CEO of Kyotherm.

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