The momentum behind the electric vehicle revolution now seems to be unstoppable. The government is banning new fossil fuel powered cars from 2040 and EV sales are climbing rapidly (as diesels decline). Government policy is supportive through the new Clean Growth and Industrial Strategies, with grants available for installing EV chargers at home and work. Local Authorities have a key role to play in ensuring they deliver the infrastructure that supports the revolution. We’re working with our parent Swindon Borough Council on an EV charging…Continue Reading “Local Authorities helping drive the EV Revolution”
Swindon plans to build one of UK’s largest battery storage facilities 29th November 2017 Public Power Solutions, the wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council, has submitted a planning application to build one of the UK’s largest battery-based electricity storage facilities at the former Mannington Depot. Swindon plans to build one of UK’s largest battery storage facilities
3rd November 2017 Public Power Solutions Limited (PPS), the wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council, has been named co-winner of the coveted PEEL People’s Cup, which recognises team excellence in the operation of licensed or permitted waste facilities. PPS Waste award FINAL 031117
26th September 2017 Public Power Solutions Limited (PPS), the wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Green Energy Award for Best Community Initiative for its Chapel Farm Solar Park, near Blunsdon. PPS Regen Award press release FINAL 260917
Public Power Solutions and Swindon Borough Council have won the 2017 APSE Service Award for best Renewable Energy Initiative for Chapel Farm Solar Park. PPS APSE award win FINAL 110917
SMG WSP press release June 2017 If you are a local community group interested in applying for a grant from the community benefit fund please contact Wiltshire Community Foundation website at www.wiltshirecf.org.uk/grant-funds or call the grants team on 01380 729284 for more information.
Electricity prices have been rising quickly over recent years, a trend that seems set to continue. The costs to renew our aging electricity infrastructure are being passed directly onto the consumer, who in turn are seeing an increase in their bills. There is particular strain on the grid at peak times and commercial customers who need to use their electricity during these busy hours can face eye watering charges. The National Grid, responsible for operating the UK transmission network and balancing the dynamic shifts between…Continue Reading “Renewable revenue”
Some great progress this week at Common Farm Solar Park. The inverters and transformers have landed and the project is on schedule for energisation on 29th June 2016.
PPS will be exhibiting at the APSE Annual Seminar: Survival of the fittest: Ensuring a future for local government’s frontline. The Seminar takes place in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September.
4th July 2016 The UK’s first solar farm funded by council-supported solar bonds has started generating electricity. Swindon Community Solar farm in Wroughton was developed by Public Power Solutions (PPS), a wholly owned company of Swindon Borough Council, on poor quality farmland owned by the council, and has been built by Lark Energy. PPS devised a unique blend of public sector and community investment to fund the Solar Farm at Common Farm, Wroughton. The £4.8 million construction cost of the project is being met by…Continue Reading “Swindon Community Solar Farm powers up thanks to unique solar bond initiative”