Push Energy is also to provide EPC services. Image: Centrica.

Centrica Business Solutions has signed a framework agreement with Push Energy to build a pipeline of solar PV projects in the UK.

The two are to work together to take projects from site identification to commercial operation, with Push to also act as a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider to build the projects that are developed through the framework agreement between Centrica Energy Assets and Push.

This new agreement forms part of Centrica Energy Assets’ goals of delivering 900MW of solar and battery storage by 2026, with Bill Rees, director of Centrica Energy Assets, stating this is an “important relationship and a big step” towards those goals.

Centrica – which owns energy supplier British Gas – has committed to reaching net zero by 2045, and for its customers by 2050. It launched Centrica Energy Assets in October 2021 to develop the pipeline, which was announced as 650MW at the time of launch.

Push, meanwhile, has delivered 350MW of energy projects across grid-scale and rooftop solar to date.