One of the most significant aspects of the Bristol Springs Project is the proximity to the electricity grid, the SWIS. The Project is approximately 4km from the Landwehr Terminal, a major connection point onto the SWIS, and has already secured access to a Bay, which means that once the solar farm is built, the Project can quickly be connected to the grid.

The Landwehr Terminal is on 330kV power lines, enabling Frontier to access the Wholesale Electricity Market (or ‘WEM’) in one of the most strategic locations of the SWIS, amongst a number of large industrial customers in the South West.

Furthermore, the SWIS connection enables Frontier to receive Reserve Capacity Payments for establishing power generation capacity. These are received from the energy market operator AEMO.

Finally, as an accredited power station, the project can create Large-Scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) for renewable electricity generated. For further details of the WEM, click here.

In addition to enabling Frontier to source revenue from electricity generation and capacity, the SWIS connection also provides the opportunity for Frontier to import energy from the SWIS for hydrogen production during times when the sun is not shining.