Keekle Power Limited

Rownhams, Southampton, UK

In 2018, Downing funds invested into Keekle Power Limited, a 20MW gas fired generation site near Southampton, to facilitate the construction of the plant. The site has been operational since May 2019. 

The site comprises of ten 2MW Finning (Caterpillar) 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 to provide power to the market at times of peak demand, supporting the grid in the increasing deployment of intermittent renewable energy. 

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

Key facts

Sector: Reserve Power  

Summary: 20MW Reserve Power project, comprising 10x 2MW gas reciprocating engines

Location: Rownhams, Southampton, UK

Acquisition: July 2019  

Commissioned: May 2019

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