The operator of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Wales is taking its first steps to transition to use renewable energy in bid to cut its carbon emissions.
Dragon LNG is working with renewables developer Anesco to build a 9.9MW ground-mounted solar park on a 35-acre site at the LNG terminal in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.
Construction is underway and once complete at the end of the year, Anesco will also provide operation and maintenance services.
Energy generated by the solar park will be used by the terminal site, with any surplus power exported to the local power grid.
The 18,500 solar panel farm is expected to provide the site with up to 9% of its electricity and the land the solar farm is built on will benefit from a biodiversity plan that will see the creation of habitats for local wildlife and at-risk species.
Dragon LNG managing director Alexis Fletcher said the project “underpins our business objective of ensuring we evolve in the changing energy sector and securing our business as far into the future as possible”.
Anesco chief executive Mark Futyan added that “an important part of the project will be to give back to the local community, helping educate the next generation on climate change and renewable energy”.
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