Gas-fired gensets from Cummins Power Generation have been delivered to independent power firm UK Power Reserve’s (UKPR) 20 MW Carrington power plant.

The 35-tonne generators were moved into position using a crane with a lift capacity of 250 tonnes, UKPR said.

Cummins will eventually deliver 10 of its gensets for the project, which won in the UK’s first capacity auction last year. In total, UKPR said it won 363 MW of 15-year new build capacity market contracts.

Cummins said the order was one of the largest global gas-fired genset orders.

The site is expected to be operational by the end of this summer.

UKPR’s modular gas genset power plants are designed to be controlled remotely from a virtual power plant and are expected to operate in the wholesale and ancillary services markets as rapid response power capacity.

UKPR has 25 other sites under development, which it said represent the largest expansion of gas-fired power generation in the UK and EU. It expects the entire project to be completed by 2018.

Tim Emrich, UKPR CEO, said: ‘I’m proud of our pole position in this energy revolution which finds decentralized, independent generation providing more and more of our country’s power.’

And Justin O’Flynn, General Manager at Cummins Energy Solutions, a part of Cummins Power Generation, said: ‘UKPR is at the forefront of the emerging distributed energy market in the UK, and the provision of flexible generating capacity will contribute significantly to the economy and security of the UK’s energy supply.’