Tupa Energy’s team is redeveloping Richborough Energy Park into one of the UK’s most significant energy infrastructure projects. The site is already home to the NemoLink interconnector (1000MW) and hosts the grid connection for the offshore Thanet Wind Farm (300MW).
Our team is currently developing the opportunity to deliver 150MW of battery energy storage at Richborough, which will enable a significant amount of renewable generation to be developed and efficiently operated in the area. This project is one of the biggest currently being developed in the UK. Tupa Energy aims to facilitate and support the delivery of a further 1GW across the UK by 2024.
We are part of the team developing a second interconnector at Richborough to sit alongside the 1000MW NemoLink. This project is for a further 700MW and once again will be a subsea cable link to mainland Europe. It has the capacity to trade enough electricity to power 500,000 homes. Interconnectors are the perfect tool to move renewable energy from where it is produced to where it needed most. The project is scheduled to go live in 2026/2027. Our team was integral in supporting the delivery of NemoLink back in 2019.
Our team successfully achieved consent for a 5MW solar farm back in 2014. Tupa Energy is partnering to redevelop the solar to increase its capacity to 50MW, which will provide enough renewable power for 15,000 homes.
Tupa Energy is developing a rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging forecourt at Richborough Energy Park, which will act like a traditional service station. This fast charging infrastructure will be able to add up to 300 miles range within a 10-minute charge. The site will be positioned adjacent the A256 and will help facilitate the take-up of electric vehicles within the area.