The award of 101 megawatt of capacity mechanism agreements will start in October 2018 and will earn combined additional revenue of £14.4m under the deal which will last until September 2033.
Neil O’Brien, CEO of Alkane Energy, said: “We are delighted by the confirmation of the award of these agreements, the largest ever contract award in Alkane’s 20-year history.
“With a combined additional revenue of £14.4m, they provide us with long-term income visibility stretching over a 15-year period.”
The group will receive £19,400/MW per annum for making capacity available to support the DECC capacity programme, with 46MW new sites being secured on 15-year agreements and 55MW existing sites on one-year agreements.
Alkane said it will fulfil these agreements with no change to its current running regime.
The new-build sites will provide Alkane with additional secure income of £900,000 a year and the group said they will provide long-term visibility of income stretching out from 2018 until 2033.
The existing facilities will provide £1.1m revenue in the year starting in October 2018.
Analysts at Liberum said in a note: “This will benefit 2018 earnings, providing additional income for 55MW of existing capacity (equivalent to 26 per cent of current year profit) and providing a 15-year index linked contract for 46MW of new capa- city.”
Last year Alkane won a contract with National Grid to supply 56MW of standby power for this winter.
Alkane said the contract will help “keep the lights on this winter” as the UK faces a power shortfall.
The firm said that Yorkshire mines will supply half the methane for the contract.