By 2050, the UK and Ireland’s renewables sector is expected to generate in excess of £40 billion a year. This notably growing market therefore looks set to reshape the nation’s energy agenda, and Smith Brothers has a significant role to play.
We’re the contractor of choice for two of the UK’s largest solar power developers – having already executed more than 100 of their projects, for instance – and we’ve worked on some of the biggest STOR schemes in the country.
We’ve secured the jobs because of our experience in this complex field, and our ability to supply safe, professional turnkey services.
There are virtually no wind power, solar energy, hydro, bio-generation, AD, waste to energy or STOR electrical infrastructure requirements that we cannot fulfil.
Our highly-skilled high voltage electrical engineers can carry out the following services:
As the windiest place in Europe, in 2008 the UK became the world’s biggest offshore wind power generator, before reaching the milestone capacity of 1GW in 2010. The UK’s solar power market has also reached a value of £1.6 billion a year, and the geothermal, biomass and waste to energy markets are continually advancing.
This is therefore one of the most exciting and evolving industries in the country. And when it comes to connecting these renewable energy infrastructures to enable the safe and reliable operation of the high voltage electricity network, many of the sector’s biggest names will turn to us.
ANESCO, one of the UK's leading developers of battery energy storage projects, commissioned Smith Brothers to work on the delivery of the 20MW Hulley Road battery energy storage site (BESS), following a string of successful joint projects. With an initial target energisation date of January 2019, Smith Brothers was tasked with constructing a 33kV metered connection supply substation to Electricity North West Ltd (ENWL) specifications. The project included the installation of a 1.2km metre, 33kV 3x single core XLPE cable connection to the Macclesfield Super Grid Supply Point.