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Gore Street Energy Storage Fund PLC

20 December 2021

20 December 2021

Gore Street Energy Storage Fund Plc

('Gore Street' or the 'Company')

Half Year Results

Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc (ticker: GSF), London's first listed energy storage fund investing in income producing assets in the UK and internationally, today announces its Half-Year Unaudited results for the six-month period to 30 September 2021.

Financial Highlights for the period of 30 September 2021

-- NAV increased significantly from GBP145.1 million in March 2021 to GBP285.3 million as at September 2021

   --    NAV per share increased 2.4% to 103.3 pence (31 March 2021: 100.9 pence) 
   --    Total shareholder return of 26.5% since inception as of 30 September 2021 
   --    Quarterly dividend for the period of 4.0 pence per share 

-- Following the issuance of further shares in April 2021, Issued Share Capital (ISC) increased to 276.2 million shares (31 March 2021: 143.9 million shares)

   --    Earnings per share (basic and diluted) of 4.20 pence (31 March 2021: 16.06 pence) 

Operational Highlights for the period of 30 September 2021

-- Total portfolio (inclusive of grid expansion grants) increased to 516.5 MW as of 30 September 2021 (31 March 2021: 440 MW).

o Acquired an 80MW construction ready energy storage project in Milton Keynes, scheduled to become operational in Q1 2023, for c.GBP30 million.

o Acquired a 57MW in construction energy storage project in Leicester, scheduled to become operational in 2023, for c.GBP22 million.

-- A successful fundraise of GBP135 million was completed during the period. GBP15.3m in equity from ISIF is available to the Company for the expansion projects in Ireland. This equity drawdown facility is not reflected in AuM of GBP285 million.

-- 10 operational companies in Great Britain (GB) (holding 21 assets) generate 210 MW of capacity of which 100.0 MW in Northern Ireland, 106.0 MW in England and 4 MW in Wales, continue to perform within expectations.

-- The Company's 306.8 MW of construction and pre-construction assets include two projects totalling 137 MW acquired during the period in England and 60 MW grid expansion rights for the 30 MW Porterstown project in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).

Post Period-end Highlights

-- The Company has raised gross proceeds of GBP73.6 million in an oversubscribed capital raise post-Period End (Admission date of 4(th) October 2021) through the issue of 68,811,220 new Ordinary Shares, bringing the number of ordinary shares in issue to a total of 345.0 million.

-- Total market cap following the post-Period placing (as of 4th October 2021), represents a 145% increase when compared to 31st March 2021.

-- As at 19 November 2021, Kilmannock, one of the Company's ROI assets, has secured a 90MW increase in its allocated grid connection capacity, bringing the Company's total grid capacity to over 600MW.

-- In Ireland, the Company's grid allocation is now 310 MW, the largest portfolio of Irish assets available to investors.

-- The Company is actively reviewing opportunities in GB, Ireland, Australia, Continental Europe and the US. The total pipeline stands at 1.2 GW.

Net Asset Value

As at 30 September 2021, the unaudited estimated NAV per Ordinary Share had increased to 103.3 pence representing a total return, including dividends, of 3.37% from March 2021. NAV per share increased from 30 September 2020 by 6 pence, and total returns including dividends were 13.4%.

Dividend Payment

The 2.0 pence per share declared dividend will be paid on or around 14 January 2022 to shareholders on the register as of 31 December 2021. The ex-dividend date will be 30 December 2021.

CEO of Gore Street Capital, the investment adviser to the Company, Alex O'Cinneide commented:

"I am delighted to report that Gore Street has had another exceptional period of successful growth as we continued to consistently deliver against our strategy and targets, providing attractive returns to our investors in an important sector, underpinned by significant environmentally-focused tailwinds. We grew substantially during the period, with our portfolio of assets totalling over 600 MW in aggregate post-period, of which 210 MW is already operational, delivering strong cashflows for the Company.

During the period, we delivered target quarterly dividends to our shareholders. We successfully raised a total of GBP135 million in April, and post period-end raised a further GBP73.6 million in October 2021. This reflects the ongoing momentum of attractive opportunities in our pipeline. In May 2021, we acquired Stony Energy Storage Limited, an 80 MW project, followed by the acquisition of Enderby Energy Storage Limited, a transmission connected asset. Gore Street is well positioned to continue to grow not only in GB and Ireland but also internationally, with approximately 1.2 GW of attractive opportunities in our acquisition pipeline, of which over 100 MW in North America and Europe is now under exclusivity. The global transition to clean and renewable energy generation remains a leading priority for governments in the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield, and our assets play a major role in enabling that transition, whilst creating significant value for our shareholders. I would like to thank our shareholders for their support and look forward to updating investors on our continued good progress."

The Legal Entity Identifier of the Company is 213800GPUNVGG81G4O21.

The person responsible for releasing this announcement is Susan Fadil.

For further information:

 
 Gore Street Capital Limited 
 Alex O'Cinneide / Maria Vaggione            Tel: +44 (0) 20 3826 0290 
 
 Shore Capital (Joint Corporate Broker) 
 Anita Ghanekar / Rose Ramsden / Iain        Tel: +44 (0) 207 408 4050 
  Sexton (Corporate Advisory) 
 Fiona Conroy / Henry Willcocks (Corporate 
  Broking) 
 
 J.P. Morgan Cazenove (Joint Corporate 
  Broker) 
 William Simmonds / Jérémie        Tel: +44 (0) 20 7742 4000 
  Birnbaum (Corporate Finance) 
 Buchanan (Media Enquiries) 
 Charles Ryland / Henry Wilson / George      Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000 
  Beale 
                                             Email: Gorestreet@buchanan.uk.com 
 
 JTC (UK) Limited, Company Secretary         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 0181 
 

Notes to Editors

About Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc

Gore Street is London's first listed energy storage fund and seeks to provide Shareholders with a significant opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of utility scale energy storage projects. In addition to growth through exploiting its considerable pipeline, the Company aims to deliver consistent and robust dividend yield as income distributions to its Shareholders.

The Company targets an annual dividend of 7.0% of NAV per Ordinary Share in each financial year, subject to a minimum target of 7.0 pence per Ordinary Share. Dividends are paid quarterly.

https://www.gsenergystoragefund.com

Overview

As of 30 September 2021:(*)

 
 Market Capitalisation   Dividend for the period   Total Returns since 
  GBP299.7 million        4 pence                   IPO 
                                                    26.5% 
 NAV                     NAV per share             NAV total returns since 
  GBP285.3 million        103.3                     June 2018/IPO 
                                                    24.2% 
                        ------------------------  ------------------------ 
 

(* Note on Market Capitalisation: Closing Share Price of 108.5 pence as of September 30, 2021. The total number of shares of 276.2 million does not include shares issued post-reporting period of September 30, 2021.)

(Note on Interim Dividend: A total of 4.0 pence in dividends was paid in the period between March and September 2021. Note on Total Returns since IPO: On a share price basis. This is an alternative performance measure.)

(Note on NAV per Share: Calculated as Total NAV divided by the total number of shares.)

Note on NAV Total Returns since IPO: Calculated as the difference between the closing NAV as at 30 September 2021 and opening NAV IPO, plus dividends paid since IPO divided by opening NAV at IPO ((103.3-97.7+18)/97.7)*100. This is an alternative performance measure.

Corporate Purpose:

Gore Street aims to deliver long-term capital growth to its investors from utility-scale energy storage assets located in the UK, Ireland, and other attractive markets within the OECD. The Company has made discretionary dividend payments to shareholders at a target annual rate of 7 per cent of NAV (and a target minimum rate of 7p per Ordinary Share), which is supported by 10-12 per cent unlevered project target IRR(**) .

(** Target IRR before fees and expenses. Past performance is not indicative of future returns.)

Investment Highlights

deployment of capital

In the 6 months since 31(st) March 2021, the Company has successfully completed the acquisition of 137 MW of energy storage assets within Great Britain (GB).

The first acquisition was a 100 per cent interest in Stony, a combined 79.9 MW site at pre-construction stage in Milton Keynes. The transaction was completed in May 2021.

The second acquisition was a 100 per cent interest in Enderby, a 57.0 MW site at pre-construction stage in Leicester, which was completed in September 2021.

These acquisitions, together with the Company's grid capacity expansion offer for its asset in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), increased the Company's portfolio capacity from 380 MW, as of March 2021, to 516.5 MW at period end.

fundraise

During the reporting period, the Company raised GBP135.0 million in April 2021, following a GBP60.0 million raise in December 2020. A further GBP73.6 million was raised post the reporting period in an oversubscribed capital raise in October 2021(*) . As a result, post-period end, the Company completed its November 2020 Placing Programme of 250 million shares to full capacity, underpinned by strong investor appetite.

(* The capital raise closed post period end with Admission effective on 4 October 2021.)

Key Metrics

Table 1 : Key Metrics

 
                          As at 31 March 2021   As at 30 September 
                                                 2021 
 Net Asset Value (NAV)    GBP145.1m             GBP285.3m 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 NAV 
  per 
  sha 
  re(**)                  100.9p                103.3p 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 NAV 
  Total 
  Return(***)             14.1%                 13.4% 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 Number 
  of 
  issued 
  Ordinary 
  shares                  143.9m                276.2m 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 Share 
  price 
  based 
  on 
  closing 
  price 
  of 
  indicated 
  date                    108.0p                108.5p 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 Premium 
  to 
  NAV 
  (****)                  7.0%                  5.0% 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 Market                   GBP155.4m 
  capitalisation                                  GBP299.7m 
  based 
  on 
  closing 
  price 
  at 
  indicated 
  date 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 Portfolio's              380.0                 516.5 
  total                    MW                    MW 
  capacity                                       (*****) 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 Dividends 
  announced(******)       7.0p                  4.0p 
                         --------------------  ------------------- 
 

(** Note on NAV per Share: Calculated as Total NAV divided by the total number of shares outstanding within the respective period.)

*** Note on NAV Total Return: Calculated as the difference between the closing NAV at 30 September 2021 and opening NAV at 30 September 2020, plus dividends paid for the period divided by opening NAV at 30 September 2021 ((103.3 - 97.3+7)/97.3)*100).

**** Note on Premium to NAV: Calculated as the difference between the closing share price on 30 September 2021 to NAV on 31 March of 2021 (108.5-103.3/103.3)*100).

***** The 516.5 MW includes an additional 60 MW of grid capacity approved for Porterstown (January 2021). A further 90 MW of capacity was approved for the Kilmannock site in November 2021, bringing the portfolio grid capacity to 606.5 MW.

(****** A total of 4.0 pence in dividends was paid in the period.)

The Company's market capitalisation has increased 93 per cent since the end of last fiscal year (31st March 2021) with capital raised in April 2021. (The Company's market capitalisation has increased by 145 per cent, as of the date of publication).

The Company has paid 7.0 pence per dividend per share for the fiscal year, with a 4.0 pence dividend per share announced and paid for this reporting period.

An overview of the increase in Total NAV during the reporting period is illustrated in the bridge figure below. The key drivers of the increase in NAV from GBP145.1 million (March 2021) to GBP285.3 million in September 2021 were: (i) the GBP135m fundraise in April; (ii) commercial operation of 2 x 50MW assets in Northern Ireland (NI) (operational since March 30, 2021); and (iii) reduction in discount rates used for some of the portfolio's assets currently under construction.

On a NAV per share basis, the Company experienced an increase of 2.4 pence for the period. From IPO to the reporting period, the Company has delivered a Net Asset Total return of 24.2 per cent inclusive of dividends paid thus far.

Market Share

The Company is a leader in the energy storage market, with a significant portfolio of 296.5 MW across GB and 220 MW in Ireland. As of the date of publication, the Company has received authorisation to increase its grid capacity in Ireland by up to an additional 150 MW.

About 95 per cent of the Company's GB-based portfolio is actively delivering Dynamic Containment services (DC)(*) with the remainder of the portfolio delivering revenues from Firm Frequency Response (FFR) services(**) . For this reporting period, t he Company's services accounted for 13 per cent(***) of the DC market in GB.

(*) (One of National Grid's frequency response services designed to operate post-fault i.e., for deployment after a significant frequency deviation to meet the immediate need for faster-acting frequency response.)

(**) (An ancillary service for providing a proportional power response based on measured network frequency. In GB this is procured by National Grid and known as Firm Frequency Response. In NI/ROI this is procured by EirGrid/SONI as part of the DS3 services and known as Fast Frequency Response.)

(***) (Note this market share is based on GSF awarded MW out of the total awarded MW for DC in Great Britain for the reporting period.)

The Company's Northern Irish assets represent an ongoing 100.0 MW commitment to delivering fast-acting Delivering a Secure Sustainable Electricity System (DS3)(*) services to the Irish network - managed by SONI(**) and EirGrid(***) . The Company's operational projects represent a 5 per cent market share of these DS3 services for uncapped(****) agreements. The Company also holds contracts for 60.0 MW of capped DS3 agreements for its two assets in the ROI, representing a 55 per cent market share of the Irish storage projects under development. Combined, the Company's four Irish projects are expected to represent an 8 per cent market share of capped and uncapped DS3 services.

Company's DC and DS3 Market Share: [refer to page 9 of interim report]

(*) Delivering a Secure Sustainable Electricity System (DS3) is a programme designed by EirGrid/SONI to procure high availability reserve services to the Irish system.

   (**)   (System Operator for Northern Ireland.) 
   (***)   (EirGrid plc, the state-owned electric power transmission operator in Ireland.) 

(****) The DS3 system services are procured by EirGrid and SONI under two separate procurement routes: (i) volume uncapped procurement, also known as the regulated arrangements; and (ii) volume capped procurement, also known as fixed contract procurement.

The Company's growth and its delivery against projected revenue streams is reflected in its half year Net Revenue and EBITDA performance, illustrated in figure 4 of the interim report [page 9], which shows a Net EBITDA Growth of circa 17x and Net Revenue Growth of 16x since Q3 2018(*) .

   (*)   (Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.) 

CHAIR'S STATEMENT

I am pleased to present the Company's Interim report for the twenty-six weeks ending 30 September 2021. It affords me an opportunity to thank my fellow directors and the management and staff of our Investment Manager and our suppliers for their successful navigation of the challenges presented by the Covid 19 pandemic, which to date have had no material or dilatory impact on our commercial activities, operational integrity or ability to grow.

The energy storage market has evolved significantly since IPO, and now constitutes 1.3GW of operational capacity in the GB electricity market, which provides for 4 per cent of the GB average generation capacity share. At IPO, the Company's first acquisition of NK Boulby, a 30-minute duration 6 MW battery, represented one of the largest battery storage assets of its kind in the UK. The Fund's average project acquisition size in the reporting period was approximately 65 MW with an average one hour in duration.

The Company's market capitalisation increased by 93 per cent in the period, with a capital raise of GBP135 million in April 2021, reflecting market recognition of the importance of energy storage as a vital tool for grid balancing, as renewables are increasingly integrated into our infrastructure.

The Company performed strongly over the period, contributing 13 per cent(*) of the Dynamic Containment services in Great Britain (the National Grid's prime frequency service) and its operational projects represent an 8% market share of capped and uncapped DS3 services in the Irish grids.

NAV, as at 30 September 2021, was 103.3 per share increasing by 2.4 pence since year end, improved over the past six months by generating revenues at our two Northern Irish sites, delivering 100 MW of balancing capacity since they began commercial operation in March 2021.

The Company increased its portfolio by 136.9 MW to 0.52 GW, representing a twenty-six percent period growth. Our forward-looking Investment Management team has developed a pipeline focused on further diversification of the portfolio outside of the UK and Irish markets, and into regional markets in North American and certain Western European states where we anticipate substantial growth over the coming years. The Investment Manager's deal pipeline stands at 1.2 GW with 581 MW actively under negotiation as of the date of publication.

(* Note this market share is based on GSF awarded MW out of the total awarded MW for DC in Great Britain for the reporting period.)

Financial Performance

The share price as at 30 September 2021 was 108.5 pence, representing a 5 per cent premium to NAV.

The Company declared dividends of 4.0 pence per share during the reporting period, of which 2.0 pence per share declared and approved at the post-period board meeting will be paid in January 2022.

Fundraising

The Company was oversubscribed in its April 2021 fundraise, raising GBP135m during the reporting period and completed its November 2020 Placing Programme to full capacity after the period end, in October 2021. The post-period fundraise was again, oversubscribed, as only GBP73.6 million remained available for subscription on the 2020 Prospectus.

We are encouraged by the increasing investor focus and support of the efforts of the Fund and other companies that support the effort towards net-zero in the markets in which we operate.

The amounts raised during the reporting period are allocated for the payment of construction activities at Ferrymuir, Enderbly and Stony and the 150MW expansion of the Irish assets (all with 1-hour duration).

Operational Performance

I am pleased to note that there were zero major or minor health and safety incidents on our sites in the period.

The Company's availability for trading and delivery of ancillary services throughout the reporting period was strong, with an average availability across regions of 94 per cent.

A high proportion of portfolio revenues were generated through the delivery of high-value services, in the form of dynamic containment in GB and uncapped DS3 services in the Irish grids.

The Manager anticipates frequency services to remain attractive over the next reporting period until the market is able to meet grid demand for such services.

Environmental Sustainability

The Company's assets provide a critical service to national and regional grids, balancing electricity supply and demand, in the face of the inherently intermittent electric generation from renewable sources. Consequently, the Company's investments facilitate the integration of renewable energy into power grids, ultimately contributing to the decarbonisation goals.

The Company is committed to assessing and monitoring data on the impact and effectiveness of its systems in supporting the net zero ambitions of the grid systems that we support and is on track to begin external reporting of its performance in accordance with SFDR frameworks in the 2022 fiscal year.

Although not a mandatory requirement for the Company, it intends to become SFDR Article 8 Compliant in 2022. As part of this commitment, it will measure, in addition to all 14 main metrics under Article 8 SFDR Regulation, six additional environmental and social impact indicators which are relevant to the Company's business processes. These include the monitoring of any emissions of ozone depletion substances, water usage and non-recycled waste ratios, and working with equipment manufacturers to identify and monitor the labour conditions across their supply chain.

COVID 19 and Other Risks

The Investment Management team continues to predominantly work remotely, as we strive to minimise the impact of COVID on the Company's day to day operations. There is increased complexity in supply chain management across the globe and in light of this, the Investment Manager is working closely with its engineering and procurement partners to seek to ensure timely and efficient delivery in line with construction schedules. The Investment Manager does not expect any delays in the timelines of its pre-construction and construction projects as of the date of publication.

The Company's other principal risks were set out in detail in the 31 March 2021 Annual Report, have been reassessed and continue to remain unchanged for the reporting period.(**)

(**) (Principal risks constitute Operational Risks, Market Risks, Technology Manufacturer Risk, Valuation Risks, COVID-19 Disruption Risks, Brexit Risks, Construction Risks, Currency Risks, and Cyber-Security Risks.)

Outlook

As of the date of publication, Kilmannock, one of the projects under development in Ireland, secured authorisation to increase its grid capacity by an additional 90MW, which will raise portfolio capacity to 0.62 GW. We anticipate that the Investment Manager will complete its assessment of how much of the available capacity to build out in Ireland in the coming months. As of the reporting period end, the Company contributed 110MW per annum to the British grid, 100MW in NI and has an additional 246.8MW under development in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It currently contributes 210MW ancillary services per annum to GB and Ireland and by the end of 2023, will contribute as much as 597 MW per annum in GB and Ireland.

The Company's pipeline will be predominantly focused overseas over the next reporting period, where pipeline projects range between 50MW and 250MW (and average 110 MW) with longer battery duration of between 2 and 4 hours, as appropriate for merchant market trading in the United States. The increase in the volume of energy available per MW per site will not only result in lower CapEx per unit of energy but will also allow the Company to capture trading opportunities available in these markets.

We are encouraged by the aggressive growth of renewables in several regional operating systems in the United States and the resulting market opportunities for energy storage. Notably, the Company could reach 1GW capacity by year end with the acquisition of as few as four new projects in the coming months.

Signature

Patrick Cox

Chair

Date: 17 December 2021

INVESTMENT MANAGER'S REPORT

Summary of Recent Portfolio Developments

The Company currently has an interest in 25 assets held within 15 portfolio companies. During the reporting period, the Company increased its total portfolio to 516.5 MW comprised of 210 MW of operational assets and 246.8 MW of pre-construction and construction phase projects, and EirGrid authorisation to increase grid capacity at its Porterstown site by a further 60 MW. This represents a 60 per cent increase in portfolio development capacity since March 2021. Post Period, the Company was one of a few to receive consent to increase grid capacity at its sites, obtaining consent to increase the Kilmannock site capacity from 30.0 MW to 120.0 MW. In the coming months, the Investment Manager will complete its assessment of how much of the available extended capacity to build out in Ireland.

The Stony (79.9 MW) and Enderby (57.0 MW) assets acquired in April and September, respectively, are expected to become commercially operational in 2023.

By period-end, around 95 per cent of the Company's operational portfolio in GB was delivering Dynamic Containment services, which provided the highest frequency services pricing available to storage sites during the reporting period.(*)

(* Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.)

[refer to figure 5 of interim report]

The Company's portfolio of energy storage assets is made up of operational projects, projects undergoing design and contracting ("pre-construction" assets) and projects under construction. The operational assets make up over one-third of the overall portfolio of 516.5 MW(*) .

The Company has increased the size of its energy storage portfolio since IPO by circa 18x.(**)

(*) The 516.5 MW includes EirGrid's approval of a further 60 MW capacity expansion for Porterstown (January 2021). Post-period end, EirGrid approved a capacity expansion of Kilmannock's grid connection by 90 MW in November 2021, bringing the portfolio capacity to 606.5 MW.

(** Calculated based on the figures of 29 MW at the end of 2018 and 516.5 MW at the end of the reporting period.)

Asset Performance

[Refer to figure 6 in the Interim Report]

The Company's availability throughout the reporting period was strong, with an average availability across regions of 94 per cent.

Asset availability in June reduced to 89 percent in NI as the newly commercial projects were taken offline to improve inverter stability. In GB, the Lower Road and Port of Tilbury sites were taken offline for cable replacements during the month of June. All sites have returned to full operational capacity.

Health & Safety

We are proud to report zero major or minor Health and Safety incidents at our sites in the reporting period to September 2021.

Revenue Stacking During the Reporting Period

The Investment Manager is constantly assessing options for revenue optimisation, and profitability maximisation remains a key aspect of Gore Street's revenue stacking strategy.

All portfolio assets provide frequency services (FFR and DC, DS3) that reward the Company for fast response services to the grid.

The Company continues to benefit from higher-than-anticipated frequency revenues in GB, due to delivery of DC, a service introduced in October 2020. This service has achieved prices capped at GBP17/MWh, compared to averages of GBP10.6/MWh experienced for FFR, for the reporting period.(*)

The Investment Manager seeks to continuously exploit its early participation in service delivery and capture competitive pricing whilst National Grid's demand for services remains higher than supply.

(* Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.)

The GB storage market was further incentivised by changes to market regulations in the form of reduced levies on stand-alone storage facilities and a reduction in capacity charges of approximately 30 per cent (location-dependent). Storage is also now also exempt from variable 'BSUoS' charges.(**)

(** System charges related to National Grid's balancing of the demand and generation on the transmission system.)

[Refer to figure 7 in the Interim Report]

The Investment Manager looks to participate in wholesale trading when appropriate to exploit spikes in market volatility, particularly when revenue trading opportunities deliver payments higher than the available suite of frequency response revenue, giving due consideration to the cost of degradation of the assets.

After the reporting period, the National Grid changed the method of procurement for DC from a 24-hour procurement period to four-hour EFA blocks. This change could provide the assets with greater flexibility to participate in grid balancing and trading services.

The Company's projects are well-positioned to mitigate the risks associated with renewable energy penetration in the energy generation mix. Although low wind penetration can negatively impact revenues from ancillary services, the Company can take advantage of resulting price volatility by capitalising on trading opportunities. In GB, periods of high wind generation may lead to increased ancillary service revenue in DC (for as long as additional procurement is required by the National Grid).

The Company's assets in NI and the ROI participate in the complex DS3 program and the Integrated Single Energy Market ("I-SEM") providing revenue streams which are substantively similar to the ones in GB. The Company's projected revenues from the DS3 market are in excess of the 10 per cent IRR target(***) . In March 2021, the system operator announced a 12-month extension of the DS3 service to 30 April 2024.

The Capacity Market (CM) is a contract with a duration between one to fifteen years, designed to deliver power to the grid, at times of peak demand. All the assets of the GB portfolio have a capacity agreement. In Ireland, where CM is procured on both SONI and EirGrid networks, the Company currently possesses CM contracts for both of its assets in NI.

(*** Projections are not indicative of future results.)

Pipeline

The Investment Manager's current pipeline focuses heavily on North America and Western Europe. These markets generally mirror the same essential grid balancing, capacity market and trading opportunities that characterise the GB and Irish markets. The Investment Manager will leverage on its experience to secure new assets in accordance with the Company's investment policy, so that the Company does not assume early state risks associated with obtaining land, planning and grid connection rights.

As of date of publication, the Company is actively reviewing opportunities in GB, Ireland, Continental Europe, and the US. The total pipeline stands at 1.2 GW with transactions actively under negotiation amounting to a total of 581 MW as of the date of publication.

The U.S. energy market is highly stratified, with several independent system operators (each an "ISO") independently operating regional transmission networks. The Company's pipeline focuses on market opportunities underpinned by the incorporation of considerable wind and solar capacity into regional grids in California (CAISO)(*) , Texas (ERCOT)(**) New York (NYISO)(***) and New England (ISO New England).

The US markets differ from the UK and Ireland in that they tend to favour longer duration batteries, ranging from 1 to 4-hour duration. The increase in the volume of energy available per MW per site in the United States, will not only result in lower CapEx per unit of energy, but will also allow the Company to capture trading opportunities available in these markets.

   (*)   California Independent System Operator (CAISO) 
   (**)   Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) 
   (***)   New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) 

Environmental, Social and Governance Performance

Our Commitment to Sustainability

The Investment Manager understands that sustainability-related factors incorporated into the investment processes, can support better investment decisions. Therefore, the Investment Manager believes that sustainability risks should be addressed as a central part of its investment decision-making processes.

The Company is committed to the continuous integration of ESG assessments into its investment, construction, and operational decision-making processes, and strives to transparently communicate its progress through participation in the following initiatives: [Refer to page 20 of the interim report]

Furthermore, through its investments in energy storage, the Company supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, helping to direct funds to the above four critical themes: [Refer to page 20 of the interim report]

The Company's role in energy storage has been recognised by the Exchange Green Economy Mark, awarded by the London Stock Exchange's Green Economy Mark. The award recognises companies that derive 50 per cent or more of their revenues from environmental solutions.

How ESG relates to us

The Environmental Impact of our Work

The Company's assets provide a critical service to national and regional grids, balancing electricity supply and demand with energy storage solutions, in the face of the inherently intermittent electric generation by renewables. Consequently, the Company's investments facilitate the integration of renewable energy into power grids, ultimately contributing to the decarbonisation goals.

The Company is committed to assessing the impact and effectiveness of its systems in supporting the net zero ambitions of the grid systems that the Company's assets support. The Investment Manager will begin external reporting of the Company's performance in accordance with the SFDR framework in the 2022 fiscal year.

EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) compliance is not mandatory for UK domiciled funds. However, the Company has decided to adopt the relevant SFDR Article 8 requirements because it is engaged in cross-border EU business. The Investment Manager aims to commence ESG monitoring and reporting by the EU's 2022 deadline for SFDR. There are 14 metrics required to be compliant with Article 8 of the SFDR (Table 2 - page 22 of the interim report). The Investment Manager intends to extend its monitoring to include certain emissions, water waste, and social impact metrics (Table 3 - page 24 of the interim report) which may be relevant to the Company's business processes, as further detailed below.

Furthermore, the Company is a signatory of the UN PRI and intends to participate in the next submission period, which will be in 2023. Regarding the TCFD Framework, the Company will comply with its financial reporting and climate-related financial disclosures, in line with FCA regulatory expectations.

Our approach to Health and Safety

Gore Street's objective is that its sites are safe for staff and contractors. We are proud to report zero major or minor Health and Safety incidents at our sites in the fiscal year to September 2021.

Gore Street takes adequate precautions for safe design in its layout for batteries and is currently working with its partners and industry specialists, including leading insurers, to establish a framework for fire safety and accident planning protocols to better assess fire safety in the industry. The Company demands strict compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations from its partners.

Our work with Suppliers

The Company encourages its suppliers and partners to work in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The Investment Manger's Supplier Code of Conduct states that all its suppliers must establish policies, due diligence frameworks, and management systems, consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, in order to ensure that parts and products supplied to projects and assets managed by the Investment Manager are "conflict-free," meaning that such minerals are sourced according to industrywide standards and do not fuel wars or benefit rebel movements.

As part of its data collection initiative, the Investment Manager will work with the Company's suppliers in what is expected to be a multi-year effort to start to evaluate its supply chain for key social and governance risks, including risks associated with the potential integration of conflict minerals into the supply chain.

The Sustainability of our Batteries

Whilst the portfolio is at an early stage of its lifecycle, with the oldest project in the portfolio at less than one-sixth of its projected lifecycle, the Company is aware of the need to reduce waste and is exploring opportunities to integrate a circular economy approach(*) for when we eventually decommission our batteries. The Investment Manager's valuations assume the assets have a useful life of up to 30 years.

Furthermore, the Company critically assesses the revenue streams in which it chooses to operate and the impact this decision may have on a battery's lifecycle, seeking to maximise battery efficiency.

Our approach to the Community

The Company aims to always operate in a manner that safeguards public health, property and the environment and is proud to report zero major or minor Health and Safety incidents at our sites in the fiscal year to September 2021.

Its partners' protocols and system designs are developed to ensure minimal disruption to communities (including noise pollution and power system interruption) during construction and operations.

Local Communities

The Company supports FareShare, the UK's national network of charitable food redistributors, whose purpose is to take good quality surplus food across the food industry and redistribute it to frontline charities and community groups.

The Company has recently given a donation to FareShare Northern Ireland which will cover the salary of one of its van drivers for 16 months, thus helping deliver 213 tonnes of food, equivalent to over half a million meals.

FairShare's socio-economic impact confirms that by collecting food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it to good causes, it saves the UK economy approximately GBP51 million every year(**) .

Global Communities

Post-period, the Company's Board has approved a donation to UNICEF, matching personal contributions at the Investment Manager. The donation will cover about half of the cost of constructing and installing a multi-use solar powered water supply system in Nampula province in Mozambique, intended to provide access to safe and reliable water to circa 1500 people (including 500 children).

Diversity and Inclusion

The Investment Manager does not tolerate harassment, discrimination or offensive behaviour of any kind and is committed to promote and select individuals without concern for factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.

We are committed to reporting our workforce diversity data bi-annually. At the 30 September 2021, two-thirds of the Investment Manager's executive team are from non-white (majority) ethnicities and nearly half of the Investment Manager's team are women.

At GSF's Board level, the proportion of women in executive leadership roles is 25 per cent.

(*) (The circular economy is based on the concept that products are designed to last longer and to be reused, repurposed or recycled.)

(**) (Impact Report carried out by NEF Consulting. Further details available at: 'Our impact fighting hunger and food waste 2019/20 | FareShare)

DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

Going Concern

We have prepared this half year report on a going concern basis and the Company's business activities, together with the factors likely to affect its future development performance and position, are set out in the Investment Manager's Review.

The Directors have assessed the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern, below is the summary of the analysis.

Since 31(st) March 2021, there have been reduced restrictions on travel and lockdown, but the full human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains difficult to assess.

The Company's ability to generate revenue from its operational assets continues and remains largely unaffected by the pandemic. A potential key risk facing the Company is that Covid-19 may affect the ability of operators to adequately ensure operational integrity of the projects, particularly in terms of operations and maintenance. The Company and the Investment Manager have worked closely and liaised with the operators to ensure that commercial activities remain operational, and, in their view, power generation will remain essential to the UK's infrastructure.

The going-concern analysis assumes continued annual expenditure at the rate of current expenditure and continued discretionary dividend payments to shareholders at a target annual rate of 7 per cent of NAV (and a target minimum rate of 7 pence per Ordinary Share) . With expenditure and discretionary dividends assumed unchanged, the Company will continue to be operational and will have excess cash after payment of its liabilities for at least 12 months until 31 December 2022.

As at 30 September 2021, the Company had net current assets of GBP285.30 million and had cash balances of GBP172.56 million (excluding cash balances within investee companies), which are sufficient to meet current obligations as they fall due. The major cash outflows of the Company are the payment of dividends and costs relating to the acquisition of new assets, both of which are discretionary. The Company is a guarantor to GSES1 Limited's GBP15m revolving credit facility with Santander. There are no other outstanding debts as at 30 September 2021.

The Directors considered the following scenario:

The Company and the portfolio assets for at least 12 months until 31 December 2022. We have assumed the Company's rate of expenditure over the year will remain unchanged, that there are no contractual capital commitments at Company level, that there is an intercompany loan from the Company to its subsidiaries to finance EPC capex of portfolio assets, and that there are no loan repayments received from operational companies over the time frame and any loans from the Company to the subsidiaries are not repayable on short notice.

The Directors acknowledge their responsibilities in relation to the financial statements for the half year ended 30 September 2021 and the preparation of the financial statement on a going concern basis remains appropriate and the Company expects to meet its obligations as and when they fall due for at least 12 months until 31 December 2022.

Directors' Responsibilities

The Directors confirm that to the best of their knowledge:

The unaudited interim condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting and give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities and financial position and the profit of the Company as required by DTR 4.2.4R; and

The Chair's Statement, Investment Manager's Report and the notes to the condensed financial statements include a fair review of the information required by:

i. DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the period and their impact on the unaudited interim condensed financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

ii. DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, being related party transactions that have taken place in the period and that have materially affected the financial position and performance of the Company during that period.

Signed on behalf of the Board of Directors

Patrick Cox

Committee Chair

Date: 17 December 2021

   2              INTERIM CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
   2.1          1.1 Interim Condensed Statement of Comprehensive Income 
   2.2          For the Interim period ended 30 September 2021 
 
                            Notes             1 April 2021 to 30 September        1 April 2020 to 30 September 
                                                                      2021                                2020 
-------------------------  ------  ---------------------------------------  ---------------------------------- 
                                        Revenue      Capital         Total     Revenue     Capital       Total 
                                          (GBP)        (GBP)         (GBP)       (GBP)       (GBP)       (GBP) 
-------------------------  ------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 
 Net gain on investments 
  at fair value through 
  profit and loss                        -        11,096,979    11,096,979           -   3,692,663   3,692,663 
 
 Investment income                   1,969,922             -     1,969,922      67,685           -      67,685 
 Administrative 
  and other expenses                (2,261,238)            -   (2,261,238)   (904,273)           -   (904,273) 
 
 Profit before tax                   (291,316)    11,096,979    10,805,663   (836,588)   3,692,663   2,856,075 
 Taxation                     4          -                 -             -           -           -           - 
-------------------------  ------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 Profit after tax 
  and profit for 
  the period                         (291,316)    11,096,979    10,805,663   (836,588)   3,692,663   2,856,075 
-------------------------  ------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 
 Total comprehensive 
  income for the 
  period                             (291,316)    11,096,979    10,805,663   (836,588)   3,692,663   2,856,075 
-------------------------  ------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 
 Profit per share 
  (basic and diluted) 
  - pence per share           5                                       4.20                                4.45 
 

All Revenue and Capital items in the above statement are derived from continuing operations.

The Total column of this statement represents Company's Income Statement prepared in accordance with IFRS. The return on ordinary activities after taxation is the total comprehensive income and therefore no additional statement of other comprehensive income is presented.

The supplementary revenue and capital columns are presented for information purposes in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice issue by the Association of Investment Companies.

1.2 Interim Condensed Statement of Financial Position

As at 30 September 2021

Company Number 11160422

 
                                      Notes        30 September           31 March 
                                                           2021 
                                                          (GBP)               2021 
                                                                             (GBP) 
-----------------------------------  ------  ---  -------------  ---  ------------ 
 
 Non - Current Assets 
 Investments at fair value through 
  profit or loss                        6           112,070,270         80,694,275 
-----------------------------------  ------  ---  -------------  ---  ------------ 
                                                    112,070,270         80,684,275 
 Current assets 
 Cash and cash equivalents                          172,561,678         60,152,317 
 Trade and other receivables            7             1,015,695          5,364,168 
-----------------------------------  ------  ---  -------------  ---  ------------ 
                                                    173,577,373         65,516,485 
 Total assets                                       285,647,643        146,210,760 
-----------------------------------  ------  ---  -------------  ---  ------------ 
 
 Current liabilities 
 Trade and other payables                               343,985          1,075,819 
-----------------------------------  ------  ---  -------------  ---  ------------ 
                                                        343,985          1,075,819 
 
 Total net assets                                   285,303,658        145,134,941 
-----------------------------------  ------  ---  -------------  ---  ------------ 
 
 Shareholders equity 
 Share capital                         10             2,762,246          1,438,717 
 Share premium                         10           238,515,497        107,713,725 
 Special reserve                       10               186,656            186,656 
 Capital reduction reserve             10            14,684,101         17,446,348 
 Capital reserve                       10            32,323,166         21,226,187 
 Revenue reserve                       10           (3,168,008)        (2,876,692) 
-----------------------------------  ------  ---  -------------  ---  ------------ 
 Total shareholders equity                          285,303,658        145,134,941 
 
 Net asset value per share              9                103.28             100.88 
 
 

Interim Condensed Statement of Financial Position (continued)

As at 30 September 2021

Company Number 11160422

The annual financial statements were approved and authorised for issue by the Board of directors and are signed on its behalf by;

Patrick Cox

Chair

Date: 17 December 2021

The notes on pages 37 to 55 form an integral part of these financial statements.

1.3

For the Period Ended 30 September 2021

 
                         Share   Share premium    Special       Capital      Capital       Revenue               Total 
                       capital         reserve    reserve     reduction      reserve       reserve        shareholders 
                                         (GBP)                  reserve                                         equity 
                         (GBP)                      (GBP)         (GBP)        (GBP)         (GBP)               (GBP) 
------------------  ----------  --------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------------ 
 
 As at 1 April 
  2021               1,438,717     107,713,725    186,656    17,446,348   21,226,187   (2,876,692)         145,134,941 
 Profit for the 
  period                     -               -          -             -   11,096,979     (291,316)          10,805,663 
------------------  ----------  --------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------------ 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  income for the 
  period                     -               -          -             -   11,096,979     (291,316)          10,805,663 
------------------  ----------  --------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------------ 
 
 Transactions with owners 
------------------------------  --------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------------ 
 Ordinary shares 
  issued at a 
  premium during 
  the period         1,323,529     133,676,471          -             -            -             -         135,000,000 
 Share issue 
  costs                      -     (2,874,699)          -             -            -             -         (2,874,699) 
 Dividends paid              -               -          -   (2,762,247)            -             -         (2,762,247) 
 
 As at 
  30 September 
  2021               2,762,246     238,515,497    186,656    14,684,101   32,323,166   (3,168,008)         285,303,658 
------------------  ----------  --------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------------ 
 
 

Capital reduction reserve and revenue reserves are available to the Company for distributions to Shareholders as determined by the Directors.

The notes on pages 37 to 55 form an integral part of these financial statements.

Interim Condensed Statement of Changes in Equity

For the Period Ended 30 September 2020

 
                    Share capital   Share premium    Special      Capital     Capital       Revenue              Total 
                                          reserve    reserve    reduction     reserve       reserve       shareholders 
                            (GBP)           (GBP)                 reserve                                       equity 
                                                       (GBP)        (GBP)       (GBP)         (GBP)              (GBP) 
-----------------  --------------  --------------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ------------  ----------------- 
 
 As at 1 April 
  2020                    525,488      19,707,058    186,656   25,516,500   5,020,458   (1,265,657)         49,690,503 
 Profit/(loss) 
  for the period                -               -          -            -   3,692,663     (836,588)          2,856,075 
-----------------  --------------  --------------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ------------  ----------------- 
 Total 
  comprehensive 
  income/(loss) 
  for the period                -               -          -            -   3,692,663     (836,588)          2,856,075 
-----------------  --------------  --------------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ------------  ----------------- 
 
 Transactions with owners 
---------------------------------  --------------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ------------  ----------------- 
 Ordinary shares 
  issued at a 
  premium during 
  the period              246,274      23,420,624          -            -                         -         23,666,898 
 Share issue 
  costs                         -       (367,902)          -            -                         -          (367,902) 
 Dividends paid                 -               -          -    (771,762)                         -          (771,762) 
 
 As at 30 
  September 
  2020                    771,762      42,759,780    186,656   24,744,738   8,713,121   (2,102,245)         75,073,812 
-----------------  --------------  --------------  ---------  -----------  ----------  ------------  ----------------- 
 
 

1.

   2.            The notes on pages 37 to 55 form an integral part of these financial statements. 
   1.4          Interim Condensed Statement of Cash Flows 

For the Period Ended 30 September 2021

 
                                                           1 April 2021            1 April 2020 
                                                        to 30 September         to 30 September 
                                                                   2021                    2020 
                                              Notes               (GBP)                   (GBP) 
------------------------------------------  --------  -----------------  ---  ----------------- 
 
 Cash flows used in operating activities 
 provided by 
 Profit for the period                                       10,805,663               2,856,075 
 
 Net gain on investments at fair 
  value through profit and loss                            (11,096,979)             (3,692,663) 
 Decrease / (Increase) in trade 
  and other receivables                                       4,348,473               (161,380) 
 (Decrease) / Increase in trade 
  and other payables                                          (731,834)                  80,988 
------------------------------------------  --------  -----------------  ---  ----------------- 
 Net cash used in operating activities 
  provided by                                                 3,325,323               (916,980) 
 
 Cash flows used in investing activities 
 Purchase of investments                                   (20,279,016)             (2,345,651) 
 Net cash used in investing activities                     (20,279,016)             (2,345,651) 
 
 Cash flows used in financing activities 
 provided by 
 Proceeds from issue of ordinary 
  shares at a premium                                       135,000,000              23,666,898 
 Share issue costs                                          (2,874,699)               (367,902) 
 Dividends paid                                             (2,762,247)               (771,762) 
 Net cash inflow from financing 
  activities                                                129,363,054              22,527,234 
 
 Net increase / (decrease) in cash 
  and cash equivalents for the period                       112,409,361            (19,264,603) 
------------------------------------------  --------  -----------------  ---  ----------------- 
 Cash and cash equivalents at the 
  beginning of the period                                    60,152,317              15,028,142 
------------------------------------------  --------  -----------------  ---  ----------------- 
 Cash and cash equivalents at the 
  end of the period                                         172,561,678              34,292,745 
------------------------------------------  --------  -----------------  ---  ----------------- 
 
 During the period, interest received by the Company totaled GBP1,969,922 
  (2020: GBP634,192). 
 
 

4.

   5.            The notes on pages 37 to 55 form an integral part of these financial statements. 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 1.          General information 
 
 Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc (the "Company") was incorporated 
  in England and Wales on 19 January 2018 with registered number 
  11160422. The registered office of the Company is 18th Floor, 
  The Scalpel, 52 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7AF. 
 
  Its share capital is denominated in Pound Sterling (GBP) and currently 
  consists of ordinary shares. The Company's principal activity 
  is to invest in a diversified portfolio of utility scale energy 
  storage projects primarily located in the UK and the Republic 
  of Ireland, although the Company will also consider projects in 
  North America and Western Europe. 
 
 2.          Basis of preparation 
 
 Statement of compliance 
 The half yearly condensed financial statements for the period 
  1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021 have been prepared in accordance 
  with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting, and the Disclosure Guidance 
  and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct 
  Authority. 
 
  The half yearly financial statements do not include all the information 
  and disclosures required in the annual financial statements, and 
  should be read in conjunction with the Company's annual financial 
  statements as at 31 March 2021. 
 
  The same accounting policies, presentation and methods of computation 
  are followed in these condensed financial statements as were applied 
  in the preparation of the Company's annual financial statements 
  for the year ended 31 March 2021. These accounting policies will 
  be applied in the Company's financial statements for the year 
  ended 31 March 2022. 
 
  The financial statements have been prepared on a historical cost 
  basis except for the investments which are accounted for at fair 
  value through profit or loss. 
  The Company is an investment entity in accordance with IFRS 10 
  which holds all its subsidiaries at fair value and therefore prepares 
  separate accounts only and does not prepare consolidated financial 
  statements for the Company. 
 
  The financial information for the year ended 31 March 2021 has 
  been extracted from the latest published audited financial statements 
  which have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The Independent 
  Auditor's Report on those accounts contained no qualification 
  or statement under Section 498 (2), (3) or (4) of the Companies 
  Act 2006. 
 
  The financial information contained in this Half Year Report does 
  not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Sections 434-436 
  of the Companies Act 2006. The financial information for the six 
  months ended 30 September 2021 and 30 September 2020 have not 
  been audited by the Company's external auditor. 
 
 Functional and presentation currency 
 The currency of the primary economic environment in which the 
  Company operates (the functional currency) is Pound Sterling ("GBP 
  or GBP") which is also the presentation currency. 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 2.       Basis of preparation (continued) 
 
 Going Concern 
 Since the year end, there have been reduced restrictions on travel 
  and lockdown, but the full human and economic impact of the COVID-19 
  pandemic still remains difficult to assess. 
 
 The Company's ability to generate revenue from its operational 
  assets continues and remains largely unaffected by the pandemic. 
  A potential key risk facing the Company is that Covid-19 may affect 
  the ability of operators to adequately ensure operational integrity 
  of the projects, particularly in terms of operations and maintenance. 
  The Company and the Investment Manager have worked closely and 
  liaised with the operators to ensure that commercial activities 
  remain operational, and, in their view, power generation will 
  remain essential to the UK's infrastructure. 
 
 The going-concern analysis assumes continued annual expenditure 
  at the rate of current expenditure and continued discretionary 
  dividend payments to shareholders at the target annual rate of 
  7 per cent of NAV (and a target minimum rate of 7 pence per ordinary 
  share). With expenditure and discretionary dividends assumed unchanged, 
  the Company will continue to be operational and will have excess 
  cash after payment of its liabilities for at least 12 months until 
  31 December 2022 
 
 As at 30 September 2021, the Company had net current assets of 
  GBP285.30 million and had cash balances of GBP172.56 million (excluding 
  cash balances within investee companies), which are sufficient 
  to meet current obligations as they fall due. The major cash outflows 
  of the Company are the payment of dividends and costs relating 
  to the acquisition of new assets, both of which are discretionary. 
  The Company is a guarantor to GSES1 Limited's GBP15m revolving 
  credit facility with Santander. The Company had no outstanding 
  debt as of 30 September 2021. 
 
 The Directors acknowledge their responsibilities in relation to 
  the financial statements for the half year ended 30 September 
  2021 and the preparation of the financial statement on a going 
  concern basis remains appropriate and the Company expects to meet 
  its obligations as and when they fall due for at least 12 months 
  until 31 December 2022. 
 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 3.    Significant accounting judgements, estimates and assumptions 
 
 The preparation of the financial statements requires management 
  to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the 
  application of accounting policies and the reported amount of 
  assets, liabilities, income and expenses. Estimates and underlying 
  assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to the 
  accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which the 
  estimates are revised and in any future periods affected. 
 
 During the period the Directors considered the following significant 
  judgements, estimates and assumptions: 
 
 Valuation of Investments 
 Significant estimates in the Company's financial statements include 
  the amounts recorded for the fair value of the investments. By 
  their nature, these estimates and assumptions are subject to measurement 
  uncertainty and the effect on the Company's financial statements 
  of changes in estimates in future periods could be significant. 
  These estimates are discussed in more detail in note 8. 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 4.     Taxation 
 The Company is recognised as an Investment Trust Company ("ITC") 
  for accounting periods beginning on or after 25 May 2018 and is 
  taxed at the main rate of 19%. 
 
                                                 30 September        30 September 
                                                         2021                2020 
                                                        (GBP)               (GBP) 
 
 (a)    Tax charge in profit and loss account 
        UK Corporation tax                                  -                   - 
 
 (b)    Reconciliation of the tax charge 
         for the period 
  Profit before tax                                10,805,663           2,856,075 
  Tax at UK standard rate of 19%                    2,053,076             542,654 
 
 Effects of: 
 Unrealised gain / (loss) on fair value 
  investments                                     (2,108,426)           (701,605) 
 Expenses not deductible for tax purposes                 861               4,217 
 Other differences                                      5,700                   - 
 Deferred tax not recognised                           48,789             154,734 
 
 Tax charge for the period                                  -                   - 
                                                -------------       ------------- 
 
 Estimated losses not to be recognised 
  due to insufficient evidence of future 
  profits                                             903,422           1,454,531 
 Estimated deferred tax thereon 25% (2020: 
  19%)                                                225,855             276,361 
 
 As at 30 September 2021, the Company has excess management expenses 
  that are available to offset future tax revenues. A deferred tax 
  asset, measured at the prospective corporate rate of 25% (2020: 
  19%) of GBP225,855 (2020: GBP276,361) has not been recognised 
  in respect of these expenses since they are recoverable only to 
  the extent that the Company has sufficient future taxable revenue. 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 5.                           Earnings per share 
 
 Earnings per share (EPS) amounts are calculated by dividing the 
  profit or loss for the period attributable to ordinary equity 
  holders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary 
  shares in issue during the period. As there are no dilutive instruments 
  outstanding, basic and diluted earnings per share are identical. 
 
                                                           30 September    30 September 
                                                                   2021            2020 
------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  -------------- 
 
 Net gain attributable to ordinary shareholders          GBP 10,805,663   GBP 2,856,075 
 
 Weighted average number of ordinary shares 
  for the period                                            257,420,379      64,151,689 
 
 Profit per share - Basic and diluted (pence)                      4.20            4.45 
------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  -------------- 
 
 
 6.                           Investments 
 
                                Place of    Percentage     30 September    30 September 
                                business     ownership             2021            2020 
----------------------------  -----------  -----------  ---------------  -------------- 
 
                               England & 
 GSES1 Limited ("GSES1")          Wales           100%      112,070,270      36,450,807 
 
 The Company meets the definition of an investment entity. Therefore, 
  it does not consolidate its subsidiaries or equity method account 
  for associates but, rather, recognises them as investments at 
  fair value through profit or loss. The Company is not contractually 
  obligated to provide financial support to the subsidiaries and 
  associate and there are no restrictions in place in passing monies 
  up the structure. 
 
 The investment in GSES1 is financed through equity and a loan 
  facility available to GSES1. The facility may be drawn upon, to 
  any amount agreed by the Company as lender, and is available for 
  a period of 20 years from 28 June 2018. The rest is funded through 
  equity. The amount drawn on the facility at 30 September 2021 
  was GBP79,751,550 (31 March 2021: GBP59,472,534). The loan is 
  interest bearing and attracts interest at 5% per annum. Investments 
  in the indirect subsidiaries are also structured through loan 
  and equity investments and the ultimate investments are in energy 
  storage facilities. 
 
 Realisation of increases in fair value in the indirect subsidiaries 
  will be passed up the structure as distributions on the equity 
  investment. The Company holds a direct investment in GSES 1, which 
  in turn holds investments in various holding companies and operating 
  assets as detailed in Note 6 below. 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 6.                         Investments (continued) 
 
                              Immediate      Place of business    Percentage      Investment 
                                Parent                             Ownership 
 
 GSF Albion Limited 
  ("GSF Albion")                GSES1         England & Wales        100% 
 NK Boulby Energy             GSF Albion      England & Wales      99.998%          Boulby 
  Storage Limited 
 Kiwi Power ES B              GSF Albion      England & Wales        49%            Cenin 
 GSF England Limited 
  ("GSF England")               GSES1         England & Wales        100% 
 OSSPV001 Limited            GSF England      England & Wales        100%         Lower Road 
                                                                                Port of Tilbury 
 GSF IRE Limited ("GSF 
  IRE")                         GSES1         England & Wales        100% 
 Mullavilly Energy             GSF IRE       Northern Ireland        51%          Mullavilly 
  Limited 
 Drumkee Energy Limited        GSF IRE       Northern Ireland        51%           Drumkee 
 Porterstown Battery           GSF IRE          Republic of          51%           Kilteel 
  Storage Limited                                 Ireland 
 Kilmannock Battery            GSF IRE          Republic of          51%          Kilmannock 
  Storage Limited                                 Ireland 
 Ferrymuir Energy             GSF Albion      England & Wales        100%         Ferrymuir 
  Storage Limited 
 Ancala Energy Storage       GSF England      England & Wales        100%       Beeches, Blue 
  Limited                                                                         House Farm, 
                                                                                  Brookhall, 
                                                                                  Fell View, 
                                                                                  Grimsargh, 
                                                                                  Hermitage, 
                                                                                Heywood Grange, 
                                                                                 High Meadow, 
                                                                                  Hungerford, 
                                                                                 Low Burntoft 
 Breach Farm Energy          GSF England      England & Wales        100%        Breach Farm 
  Storage Limited 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 6.                              Investments (continued) 
 
 Hulley Road Energy                 GSF England      England & Wales     100%     Hulley Road 
  Storage Limited 
 Larport Energy Storage             GSF England      England & Wales     100%       Larport 
  Limited 
 Lascar Battery Storage             GSF England      England & Wales     100%       Lascar 
  Limited 
 Stony Energy Storage               GSF England      England & Wales     100%        Stony 
  Limited(*) 
 Enderby Battery Storage            GSF England      England & Wales     100%       Enderby 
  Limited (**) 
 
 
 (*) The acquisition of Stony Energy Storage Limited was completed 
  on the 12 May 2021. 
 
 (**) The acquisition of Enderby Battery Storage Limited completed 
  on the 17 September 2021. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 7.       Trade and other receivables 
 
 The Company advanced to NEC ES an advance of GBP4,500,000 on the 
  date at which it was admitted to the Premium segment of the London 
  Stock Exchange. The advance letter provided that interest would 
  accrue from the date of admission at a rate of 3 per cent, per 
  annum. 
 As at 30 September 2021, NEC ES has paid GBP0.30 million of the 
  outstanding interest with the balance of GBP0.08 million interest 
  written off. 
  As at the date of publication the Company has set off all of the 
  GBP4.5 million advance against amounts due to NEC (UK) Limited 
  under two EPC contracts. 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 8.         Fair Value measurement 
 
 Valuation approach and methodology 
 There are three traditional valuation approaches that are generally 
  accepted and typically used to establish the value of a business; 
  the income approach, the market approach and the net assets (or 
  cost based) approach. Within these three approaches, several methods 
  are generally accepted and typically used to estimate the value 
  of a business. 
 
  The Company has chosen to utilise the income approach, which indicates 
  value based on the sum of the economic income that an asset, or 
  group of assets, is anticipated to produce in the future. Therefore, 
  the income approach is typically applied to an asset that is expected 
  to generate future economic income, such as a business that is 
  considered a going concern. Free cash flow to total invested capital 
  is typically the appropriate measure of economic income. The income 
  approach is the DCF approach and the method discounts free cash 
  flows using an estimated discount rate (WACC). 
 
 The International Valuation Standards Council ("IVSC") issued 
  guidance in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
 It notes that one of the main issues when dealing with valuation 
  is uncertainty and that valuation is not a fact, but an estimate 
  of the most probable of a range of possible outcomes based on 
  the assumptions made in the valuation process. 
 
 Valuation uncertainty can be caused by various factors, including 
  market disruption, input availability and the choice of method 
  or model of valuation. 
 
 The guidance issued by the IVSC was considered by the Investment 
  Advisor in the determination of the valuations disclosed at 30 
  September 2021. 
 
 Valuation process 
 In the period, the Company acquired Stony Energy Storage Limited 
  and Enderby Battery Storage Limited, with capacities of 79.9MW 
  and 57MW respectively. This brings the Company's portfolio of 
  lithium-ion energy storage investments to a total capacity of 
  516.8 MW (March 2021: 380.0 MW). As at 30 September 2021, 210.0 
  MW of the Company's total portfolio was operational and 306.8 
  MW pre-operational (the "Investments"). 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 8.              Fair Value measurement (continued) 
 
 Valuation process (continued) 
 The Investments comprise twenty five projects, all of these are 
  based in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The Directors review 
  and approve these valuations following appropriate challenge 
  and examination. The current portfolio consists of non-market 
  traded investments and valuations are analysed using forecasted 
  cash flows of the assets and used the discounted cash flow approach 
  as the primary approach for the purpose of the valuation. The 
  Company engages external, independent and qualified valuers to 
  determine or review the fair value of certain of the Company's 
  investments. 
 
 As at 30 September 2021, the fair value of any investment held 
  with a value greater than 2% of the total net asset value of 
  the portfolio, have been determined, (presented by the Investment 
  Advisor and reviewed) by BDO LLP and further presented and reviewed 
  by the Company's board of directors. 
 
  The fair value of all other investments have been determined 
  by the Investment Advisor and presented directly to and reviewed 
  by the Company's board of directors. 
 
 The below table summarises the significant unobservable inputs 
  to the valuation of investments. 
 
 Investment Portfolio       Valuation          Significant Inputs                Fair Value 
                             technique 
                                            Description       (Range)     30 September    31 March 
                                                                              2021          2021 
                                                                              (GBP)         (GBP) 
                                         -----------------  -----------  -------------  ----------- 
 
 Great Britain                  DCF        Discount Rate     6% - 9.5%      59,500,930   49,216,281 
 (excluding Northern Ireland)             Revenue/MW/hour      GBP7 - 
                                                                GBP26 
 
 Northern Ireland               DCF        Discount Rate     7% - 8.5%      34,957,823   23,968,276 
                                          Revenue/MW/hour      GBP3.5 
                                                              - GBP20.5 
 Republic of                                                   8.5% - 
  Ireland                       DCF        Discount Rate        9.5%        11,311,979    6,015,352 
                                                               EUR7 - 
                                    Revenue/MW/hour            EUR19.5 
 
 Holding Companies                       NAV                                 6,299,538    1,494,366 
 
 Total Investments                                                         112,070,270   80,694,275 
---------------------------------------  ------------------------------  -------------  ----------- 
 
 The fair value of the holding companies represents the net current 
  assets including cash, held within those companies in order to 
  settle any operational costs. 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 8.                Fair value measurement (continued) 
 
 Sensitivity Analysis 
 The below table reflects the range of sensitivities in respect 
  of the fair value movements of the Company's investments. 
 
 Investment Portfolio           Valuation                                          Estimated effect on 
                                 technique            Significant Inputs                Fair Value 
-----------------------------  -------------- 
                                                 Description    Sensitivity    30 September     31 March 
                                                                                   2021           2021 
                                                                                   (GBP)          (GBP) 
----------------  -----------  --------------  --------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 Great Britain                       DCF           Revenue         + 10%         10,877,000      9,626,000 
 (excluding Northern 
  Ireland)                                                         - 10%       (11,032,000)    (9,846,000) 
                                           Discount 
                                             rate                   +1%         (4,768,000)    (4,278,000) 
                                                                    -1%           5,505,000      4,919,000 
 
 Northern Ireland                    DCF           Revenue         + 10%          4,290,000      4,210,000 
                                                                   - 10%        (4,159,000)    (4,095,000) 
                                           Discount 
                                             rate                   +1%         (2,627,000)    (2,407,000) 
                                                                    -1%           3,016,000      2,787,000 
 
 Republic of Ireland                 DCF           Revenue         + 10%          2,131,000        715,000 
                                                                   - 10%        (4,685,000)    (1,392,000) 
                                           Discount 
                                             rate                   +1%         (3,373,000)    (2,999,000) 
                                                                    -1%           4,011,000      2,787,000 
 
 High case (+10%) and low case (-10%) revenue information used 
  to determine sensitivities are provided by third party pricing 
  sources. 
 
 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 8.                                         Fair value measurement (continued) 
 
 Valuation of financial instruments 
 The investment at fair value through profit or loss are Level 
  3 in the fair value hierarchy and the reconciliation in the movement 
  of this Level 3 investment is presented below. No transfers between 
  levels took place during the period. 
 
 Reconciliation                                    30 September            31 March 
                                                           2021                2021 
                                                          (GBP)               (GBP) 
------------------------------------------  -------------------  ---  ------------- 
 
 Opening balance                                     80,694,275          30,412,493 
 Purchases of underlying assets                      20,279,016          34,076,053 
 Total fair value movement through 
  profit and loss                                    11,096,979          16,205,729 
 
                                                    112,070,270          80,694,275 
------------------------------------------  -------------------  ---  ------------- 
 
 A minority shareholder of Boulby has a right to receive a certain 
  share of Boulby distributions once NK Energy Solutions realises 
  excess return over an agreed hurdle return from its investment 
  into Boulby. 
 
  Based on free cash flow forecast used to compute the net asset 
  value of Boulby for this period, it is not expected to reach 
  the threshold return and thus no payment to the minority shareholder 
  is taken into account. However, if the actual cash flow significantly 
  exceeds the forecast cash flow used for current net asset value, 
  a part of the excess cash flow may be distributed to the minority 
  shareholder, impacting the ultimate fair value. 
 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 9.                                             Net asset value per share 
 
 Basic NAV per share is calculated by dividing the Company's net 
  assets as shown in the Statement of Financial Position that are 
  attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the Company by 
  the number of ordinary shares outstanding at the end of the period. 
  As there are no dilutive instruments outstanding, basic and diluted 
  NAV per share are identical. 
                                                    30 September          31 March 
                                                            2021              2021 
----------------------------------------------  ----------------  ---------------- 
 
 Net assets per Statement of Financial           GBP 285,303,658   GBP 145,134,941 
  Position 
 
 Ordinary shares in issue as at 30 September 
  / 31 March                                         276,224,622       143,871,681 
 
 NAV per share - Basic and diluted (pence)                103.28            100.88 
----------------------------------------------  ----------------  ---------------- 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 10.        Share capital and reserves 
 
 
                          Share         Share    Special       Capital      Capital       Revenue         Total 
                        capital       premium    reserve     reduction      reserve       reserve 
                                      reserve                  reserve 
                          (GBP)         (GBP)      (GBP)         (GBP)        (GBP)         (GBP)         (GBP) 
-------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 At 1 April 2021      1,438,717   107,713,725    186,656    17,446,348   21,226,187   (2,876,692)   145,134,941 
 
 Issue of ordinary 
  GBP0.01 shares: 
  27 April 2021       1,323,529   133,676,471          -             -            -             -   135,000,000 
 
 Share issue costs            -   (2,874,699)          -             -            -             -   (2,874,699) 
 
 Dividends paid               -             -          -   (2,762,247)            -             -   (2,762,247) 
 
 Profit for the 
  period                      -             -          -             -   11,096,979     (291,316)    10,805,663 
 
 At 30 September 
  2021                2,762,246   238,515,497    186,656    14,684,101   32,323,166   (3,168,008)   285,303,658 
-------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 10.     Share capital and reserves (continued) 
 
 
                          Share         Share    Special       Capital      Capital       Revenue         Total 
                        capital       premium    reserve     reduction      reserve       reserve 
                                      reserve                  reserve 
                          (GBP)         (GBP)      (GBP)         (GBP)        (GBP)         (GBP)         (GBP) 
-------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 At 1 April 2020        525,488    19,707,058    186,656    25,516,500    5,020,458   (1,265,657)    49,690,503 
 
 Issue of ordinary 
  GBP0.01 shares: 
  30 June 2020           30,000     2,853,000          -             -            -             -     2,883,000 
 Issue of ordinary 
  GBP0.01 shares: 
  8 July 2020           216,274    20,567,624          -             -            -             -    20,783,898 
 Issue of ordinary 
  GBP0.01 shares: 
  30 October 2020        66,955     7,030,276          -             -            -             -     7,097,231 
 Issue of ordinary 
  GBP0.01 shares: 
  16 December 2020      600,000    59,400,000          -             -            -             -    60,000,000 
 
 Share issue costs            -   (1,844,233)          -             -            -             -   (1,844,233) 
 
 Dividends paid               -             -          -   (8,070,152)            -             -   (8,070,152) 
 
 Profit for the 
  year                        -             -          -             -   16,205,729   (1,611,035)    14,594,694 
 
 At 31 March 2021     1,438,717   107,713,725    186,656    17,446,348   21,226,187   (2,876,692)   145,134,941 
-------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 
 
 Share Issues 
 On 27 April 2021, the Company issued 132,352,941 ordinary shares 
  at a price of 102 pence per share, raising net proceeds from the 
  Placing of GBP135,000,000. Admission subsequently took place on 
  27 April 2021. 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 11.                             Dividends 
                                   Dividend     30 September   30 September 
                                   per share            2021           2020 
                                                       (GBP)          (GBP) 
-------------------------------  ------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 Dividends paid during the period 
 For the 3 month period ended 
  31 March 2020                     1 pence                -        771,761 
 
 For the 3 month period ended       1 pence        2,762,247              - 
  31 March 2021 
 
                                                   2,762,247        771,761 
---------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 An interim dividend of 2 pence for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 
  June 2021 was proposed by the Directors, and subsequently paid 
  on the 8 October 2021. 
 
 An interim dividend of 2 pence for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 
  September 2021 is proposed by the Directors and due to be paid 
  in January 2022. 
 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 12.      Transactions with related parties 
 
 Following admission of the ordinary shares (refer to note 20), 
  the Company and the Directors are not aware of any person who, 
  directly or indirectly, jointly or severally, exercises or could 
  exercise control over the Company. The Company does not have an 
  ultimate controlling party. 
 
 Details of related parties are set out below: 
 
 Directors 
 Patrick Cox, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Company, is 
  paid a director's remuneration of GBP57,500 per annum, (2020: GBP37,000), 
  Caroline Banszky is paid a director's remuneration of GBP45,000 
  per annum, (2020: GBP25,000) with the remaining directors being 
  paid directors' remuneration of GBP40,000 per annum, (2020: GBP21,000). 
 
  Total director's remuneration and associated employment costs of 
  GBP97,504 were incurred in respect of the period with GBP4,085 
  being outstanding and payable at the period end. 
 
 Investment Advisor 
 The Investment Advisor, Gore Street Capital Limited (the "Investment 
  Advisor"), is entitled to advisory fees under the terms of the 
  Investment Advisory Agreement amounting to 1/4(th) of 1% of Adjusted 
  Net Asset Value on a quarterly basis. The advisory fee will be 
  calculated as at each NAV calculation date and payable quarterly 
  in arrears. 
 
 For the avoidance of doubt, where there are C Shares in issue, 
  the advisory fee will be charged on the Net Asset Value attributable 
  to the Ordinary Shares and C Shares respectively. 
 
 For the purposes of the quarterly advisory fee, Adjusted Net Asset 
  Value means: 
 
 (i)      for the four quarters from First Admission, Adjusted Net Asset 
           Value shall be equal to Net Asset Value; 
 (ii)     for the next two quarters, Adjusted Net Asset Value shall be 
           equal to Net Asset Value minus Cash on the Company's Statement 
           of Financial Position, plus any committed Cash on the Company's 
           Statement of Financial Position; 
 (iii)    thereafter, Adjusted Net Asset Value shall be equal to Net Asset 
           Value minus Cash on the Company's Statement of Financial Position. 
 
 Investment advisory fees of GBP 1,353,252 (30 September 2020: GBP 
  376,416 ) were paid during the period, there were no outstanding 
  fees as at 30 September 2021, (31 March 2021: GBPnil outstanding 
  ). 
 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
 For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 12.     Transactions with related parties (continued) 
 
 Investment Advisor 
 In addition to the advisory fee, the Advisor is entitled to a performance 
  fee by reference to the movement in the Net Asset Value of Company 
  (before subtracting any accrued performance fee) over the Benchmark 
  from the date of admission on the London Stock Exchange. 
 
 The Benchmark is equal to (a) the gross proceeds of the Issue at 
  the date of admission increased by 7 per cent. per annum (annually 
  compounding), adjusted for: (i) any increases or decreases in the 
  Net Asset Value arising from issues or repurchases of Ordinary 
  Shares during the relevant calculation period; (ii) the amount 
  of any dividends or distributions (for which no adjustment has 
  already been made under (i)) made by the Company in respect of 
  the Ordinary Shares at any time from date of admission; and (b) 
  where a performance fee is subsequently paid, the Net Asset Value 
  (after subtracting performance fees arising from the calculation 
  period) at the end of the calculation period from which the latest 
  performance fee becomes payable increased by 7 per cent. per annum 
  (annually compounded). 
 
 The calculation period will be the 12 month period starting 1 April 
  and ending 31 March in each calendar year with the first year commencing 
  on the date of admission on the London Stock Exchange. 
 
 The performance fee payable to the Investment Advisor by the Company 
  will be a sum equal to 10 per cent. of such amount (if positive) 
  by which Net Asset Value (before subtracting any accrued performance 
  fee) at the end of a calculation period exceeds the Benchmark provided 
  always that in respect of any financial period of the Company (being 
  1 April to 31 March each year) the performance fee payable to the 
  Investment Advisor shall never exceed an amount equal to 50 per 
  cent of the Advisory Fee paid to the Investment Advisor in respect 
  of that period. Performance fees are payable within 30 days from 
  the end of the relevant calculation period. No performance fees 
  of were accrued for the period ended 30 September 2021, (31 March 
  2021: GBP496,461) . 
 
 During the period the Investment Advisor provided operations management 
  services to SPV companies resulting in charges to the amount of 
  GBP247,363 (31 March 2021: GBP686,025) being payable by the SPV 
  companies to the Investment Advisor. 
 
 
 Notes to the Interim Condensed Financial Statements (continued) 
  For the Period Ended 30 September 2021 
 
 13.         Capital commitments 
 
 The Company together with its direct subsidiary, GSES1 Limited 
  entered into Facility and Security Agreements with Santander UK 
  PLC in May 2021 for GBP15 million. Under these agreements, the 
  Company acts as chargor and guarantor to the amounts borrowed under 
  the Agreements by GSES1 Limited. As at 30 September 2021, no amounts 
  had been drawn on this facility. 
 
  The Company had no contingencies and significant capital commitments 
  as at the 30 September 2021. 
 
 
 14.           Post balance sheet events 
 
 The Directors have evaluated the need for disclosures and / or 
  adjustments resulting from post balance sheet events through to 
  17 December 2021, the date the financial statements were available 
  to be issued. 
 
 There were no adjusting post balance sheet events and as such no 
  adjustments have been made to the valuation of assets and liabilities 
  as at 30 September 2021. 
 
 

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