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Aerial photo of Rugeley Power Station
Aerial photo of Rugeley Power Station

DECISION NOT TO PROCEED WITH BIOMASS CONVERSION PLAN

After careful consideration GDF SUEZ has decided not to proceed with the Rugeley biomass project.

Rugeley will remain a key coal generator within the UK energy supply market.

PLANNING APPLICATION FOR POTENTIAL BIOMASS CONVERSION PLAN APPROVED

David Leich, Station Manager, made the following statement on 9th January 2013.

“We are pleased to have received conditional planning approval for the Biomass Project. This is an important milestone, however, there are still a number of other considerations before this project can proceed.

Throughout the Project we are committed to keeping local communities updated with our plans as they develop”.

RUGELEY POWER STATION POTENTIAL BIOMASS CONVERSION UNVEILED

Rugeley Power Limited, which owns and operates the 1,026MW Rugeley coal-fired power station is considering the possible conversion to biomass fuel.

The proposed development is in response to the Government’s target to increase renewable energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The project will use the existing power plant facilities and maintain employment opportunities at the power station.

The conversion project is currently at the assessment stage and we are looking at a range of options. In particular, we are assessing the technical feasibility, fuel supply and awaiting the outcome of the Government’s Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) Banding Review.

All additional plant and equipment required for the conversion would be located within the existing Rugeley B site.

We will be consulting with local residents and other stakeholders as our plans develop. As the first stage of this process we are circulating a newsletter to local residents outlining the proposal and are holding public information events as follows:

Monday 12 March 2012, Brereton Parish Hall, 2pm to 7pm.

Tuesday 13 March 2012, Rugeley Rose Theatre, 2pm to 7pm

Please click here to view a pdf copy of the newsletter.