In early September after much learning, re-assessment and challenges we synchronised our new Combined Heat & power [CHP] plant to the national grid for the first time.
Whilst commissioning continues, where we are increasing both the Refuse Derived Fuel input and Electrical output the milestone construction point has been achieved.
Once fully operational the plant will have an input of 5.5MW thermal and produce 1.25MW electrical output. Taking non-recyclable waste from the local area to produce heat and power which is consumed locally.
Small scale local power generation is the model for the future. We are already hearing about industrial developments facing a 10 year waiting list for the grant of a grid connection.
Generating locally and using locally circumvents this delay and has the added benefit of heat for distribution to industrial heat users.