Hele Manor Ltd

Near Taunton, Somerset, UK

In 2017, Downing funds acquired Hele Manor Limited, a 20MW gas fired generation site near Taunton to facilitate the construction of the plant. The site has been operational since January 2020. 

The site comprises eight 2.5MW MTU gas reciprocating engines that benefit from 15-year Capacity Market contracts that ensure security of supply to the UK in times of shortage. The plant is designed to be able to start up quickly (under two minutes), which enables it provide power to the market at times of peak demand. 

The project is maintained by the Original Equipment Manufacturer with asset management provided in-house by Downing, supported by a Technical Asset Manager. 

Key facts

Sector: Reserve Power

Summary: 20MW Reserve Power project, comprising 8 x 2.5MW gas reciprocating engines

Location: Near Taunton, Somerset, UK

Acquisition: December 2017 

Commissioned: January 2020 

Revenues: Capacity market, ancillary services contracts and wholesale market export