Consent granted for Helius’ sustainable power plant
The Department for Energy and Climate Change gave consent under Section 36 of The Electricity Act 1989 for Helius Energy to build a 100MW electricity-generation refinery that will be fuelled by biomass.
The power station, due to begin construction after conclusion of the engineering procurement programme, will burn up to 850,000 tonnes of biomass annually to produce enough renewable electricity for approximately 200,000 homes. The local grid, for which Helius has already secured access rights, will supply this electricity.
Adrian Bowles, CEO of Helius Energy, said: ‘We are pleased that the Avonmouth project has been granted consent by the Secratery of State and we look forward to producing renewable electricity from sustainably sourced biomass in Bristol. The consent builds on the success of our projects at Stallingborough and Rothes and will enable Helius Energy to play a crucial part in delivering a future energy supply which is reliable, renewable and sustainable.’
The power plant will reduce carbon output by over 720,000 tonnes every year.