UK Energy Minister approves 53 MW waste wood biomass power plant in Yorkshire

Source: UK Department of Energy and Climate Change

The number of new power stations given consent in England and Wales this year has reached fifteen, the highest ever since the Electricity Act came into force in 1989. This number was reached as Energy Minister Charles Hendry gave the go-ahead to developer Dalkia for a new waste wood power plant. 

The plant will create around 200 jobs during construction and 135 during operation, powering around 55,000 homes per year. 

The 53 MW power station at the former RAF airfield at Pollington will be fuelled by 360,000 tonnes of waste wood per annum. This feedstock will be delivered to the site via the Aire and Calder Navigation Canal. 

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Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy, said:  “When it comes to big new power station projects, investors and communities need certainty. I am delighted that this project marks a new record for granting consent decisions. 

“It has been a priority for this administration to remove the backlog in planning applications, to demonstrate our commitment to economic growth. A record number of decisions shows that we have delivered on this, helping ensure our long-term energy security and creating jobs. 

“This new waste wood plant in Yorkshire will not only enhance our energy security and reduce waste wood to landfill; it will create an estimated 200 construction and 135 operational jobs and give a real boost to the local economy.”

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