Southmoor Energy Centre Gets Green Light

Peel Environmental’s plans for a £280ktpa Energy Centre at Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire, have been given the green light.

The £200m Energy Centre will produce enough electricity to power around 63,000 homes (26 MW) and was approved by members of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning an Regulatory Functions Committee this week.

The facility will make use of existing industrial land at the colliery, near Beal, and will use residual waste to generate both low carbon electricity and heat which could be supplied directly to nearby users.

The facility will save around 95,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, compared with sending the waste to landfill.

Myles Kitcher – “This facility is one of a number of energy centres we are developing across the UK which will help broaden the energy mix and move waste away from landfill”

Myles Kitcher, managing director, said: “This facility is one of a number of energy centres we are developing across the UK which will help broaden the energy mix and move waste away from landfill. We adopt a flexible business model and are keen to work with a range of delivery partners to fund, build and operate such facilities.

“This decision demonstrates that waste is still a vibrant sector. The overriding economic and environmental benefits of this type of development mean they offer real investment and employment opportunities.”

The consent is another landmark in Peel Environmental’s roll out of energy recovery centres across the UK.

It comes in the same week that Tamar Energy received consent for an anaerobic digestion facility at Peel Environmental’s Wardley site as part of a five site deal with the company.


 

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