Kedco plant plans future after electricity export

Renewable energy group Kedco has begun the export of power from one of its biomass plants to the Northern Ireland grid.

The plant announcement, which is based in Newry and produces a total of 4MW, sees Kendo’s transition from a pure development company to an operator of renewable energy assets. The receiving grid is Bord Gais Eireann.

Kedco now intends to move towards the completion of the next 2MW phase of the project, which is expected to come online in Q4 2013.

 ‘This step marks our move from being solely a clean energy project developer to a clean energy producer,’ says Kedco CEO Gerry Madden. ‘Once fully operational, the Newry plant will employ up to 12 people and be able to provide clean electricity to over 7,000 homes.’

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