Capitalising on County Assets

Cambridgeshire County Council embarks on two exciting energy projects which will transform the way its closed landfill assets are utilised

Capitalising on county Assets

Cambridgeshire County Council embarks on two exciting energy projects which will transform the way its closed landfill assets are utilised. 

The County Council is developing two innovative projects which will transform currently unusable, closed landfills into energy generating and storage sites. The two closed landfill sites, located in Woodston and Stanground in Peterborough, will generate and store energy via solar panels and battery storage. The use of the land in this manner will be one of the first of its kind in the U.K.

For the design and delivery of the projects, the Council’s Energy Investment team are working closely with design and build contractor Bouygues E & S.  For the Stanground site, a 2.25MW Solar PV ground mounted array, together with a 10MW battery storage system for demand side response (DSR) is proposed. For Woodston, a much smaller site, a tailored 3MW Battery Storage for DSR services is planned. The battery storage will act as a relief valve on the national grid, absorbing electricity at times of excess generation and releasing it back into the grid when needed.

Revenue from the energy generated and services provided by the project will be used to help fund crucial services within the County Council.

The team will be discussing the two projects at Stanground Sports Centre (Peterborough Rd, PE7 3BY) on:

  • Monday 21 January at 7:30
  • Wednesday 23 January at 7:30
  • Monday 28 January at 7:30

We hope to see you there.  If you’re unable to attend, please contact mlei@cambridgeshire.gov.uk with any questions.