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REG Bio-Power celebrates extension of contract

12
Mar
2013

REG Bio-Power is delighted to announce the extension of its short term operating reserve (STOR) contract with National Grid.

The contract, which will now run until April 2015, ensures that the National Grid receives reserve power at times of increased or unexpected demand, such as for national events or base load power station crisis.

REG Bio-Power’s existing 6MW Bentwaters and 2MW Leeds facilities, which run entirely on recovered used cooking oil, will continue to operate the contract. The company will also be able to run the plants opportunistically outside of STOR hours.

Andrew Whalley, REG Chief Executive Officer, said: "REG Bio is perfectly suited to providing flexible, renewable power to meet National Grid’s requirement for short term reserve so we are very pleased to be extending our relationship for an additional year.”