Boston

Boston energy plant goes to public consultation

A company behind plans for a renewable energy power plant in Boston is set to hold consultation events with local people.

The Boston Alternative Energy Facility is proposed for a site at the Riverside Industrial Estate.

It is adjacent to the Boston Biomass facility on the bank of The Haven, which is currently under construction.

It will generate 102 MW of electricity with 80 MW of this being exported to the National Grid, which is enough to power the equivalent of more than 185,000 homes.

The remainder will be used to power the facility.

It will provide investment for the region’s economy and is expected to create up to 300 jobs during the construction phase and around 80 jobs when operational.

A Development Consent Order application, which has to receive central government approval, is expected to be submitted next year.

The application will include a purpose-built wharf for non-recyclable waste material to be delivered by ship rather than road and the plant will process one million tonnes of refuse-derived fuel a year from all over the UK.

For more information on the proposals click here and to find out about when and where information days will be held click here.


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