Market Infra was established in 2016 as an independent consultancy of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. MD Tom Hudson tells unLTD how the evolving climate change policies mean ‘exciting times’ for the firm
The climate change agenda is becoming prevalent in today’s society and is gaining more attention within the industries we work in.
For our clients, helping to tackle climate change by reduction of carbon footprint is something we are starting to see more frequently. The UK has already cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent since 1990, but the measures needed to reach net zero by 2050 will require significant changes to our daily lives and the critical infrastructure we use for travel, energy, food, and housing.
It is exciting times for Market Infra – we are helping some of the UK’s best businesses adapt their strategies to the changing markets. The electricity and power generation sector is one industry which has seen great changes with moving to smart localised grid networks, integrating intermittent and new renewable energy technologies. A relatively new area is battery storage.
We have been supporting our client Green Frog Connect to refocus its business strategy in light of changing climate change policies and a market shift to the use of battery storage with great success.
Green Frog Connect is an electrical contractor and independent connection provider specialising in the construction of high voltage infrastructure for power generation projects. As the UK transitions into a net carbon zero economy, Market Infra have worked with Green Frog Connect to re-focus their plans as the company is looking into new market areas such as battery storage connections projects.
And the results speak for themselves – over to Green Frog Connect’s director, Tom Drake:
“As a growing business, it’s important that we demonstrate innovation in order to make a real impact and contribution to the industry and the wider low-carbon economy.
“We have enabled grid connections of over 1,500MW of renewable energy in the last seven years through solar, wind and lower carbon gas generators. We have invested heavily in our capability to delivery battery energy projects and look forward to becoming a key player in this space over the coming years.”