Our growing energy portfolio encompasses
wind, solar and electricity storage
Consensus Capital has been a successful independent developer of renewable energy and in particular small wind turbines of up to 1 megawatt. We have applied our expert knowledge in land acquisition and development to add value to a number of UK onshore wind energy projects. Our most successful projects involved the acquisition of land in Cornwall in the south west of England. Consensus Capital was able to deliver the planning permission development, environmental assessments, grid permission development and engineering design, after which we were able to exit this project through a sale to a renewable energy portfolio operator. The capital return on this project was over five times.
- 27 June 2017
The 35MW Gas Peaking plant at Westshore Fraserburgh is Consensus Capital Group’s energy investment. A peaking plant generates electricity for the National Grid at times of peak demand. The location and size of this gas peaking plant makes it suitable for accessing the Balancing Mechanism used by the National Grid. As fossil fuel plants gradually get replaced by increasing renewable energy sources, the National Grid requires a flexible approach to cope with the rising energy usage in the UK. A Gas Peaking plant offers this flexibility, with a leasehold of 175 years, and promises to pay back our investment in the first 5 years, generating power for the grid for many years to come.
- 11 May 2018
Consensus Capital has invested heavily in developing land rights for the development of electricity demand response services and currently has a large number of sites in development at various stages of planning permission, grid consent and construction. Electricity generation is becoming more distributed and variable, in particular because of the growth in supply of renewable energy generation such as wind and solar. This means that the electricity distribution grid needs to be become smarter, more efficient and more flexible so that it can continue to deliver reliable power to businesses and consumers. Consensus Capital’s investment is driven by the opportunity to make a significant return in the changing energy sector.
- 27 June 2017