Burtonhead Road Power is a 20MW gas fired electricity generation plant. The site is comprised of 10no. 2MW Cummins gas generators. These generators are fed by natural gas and are directly connected to alternators that produce electricity. This electricity is then exported from the site to the local Scottish Power Ravenshead substation. The gas fired generator technology, gas peaking plants, is regarded as the enabling power generation technology to allow the transition from coal and diesel power to wind and solar. The plants are used in times of peak demand and are called on to bridge any shortfalls in supply, such as power outages when the wind is not blowing, or the sun is not shining.