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Renewable electricity plant gets approval in UK

The green light has been given for a new renewable power station at Shoreham Port, UK this month.

Plans for the electricity generating facility, set to cost around £20 million (€23.6 million), were passed by Adur District Council committee.

Construction will be handled by Edgeley Green Power and the facility will cover one acre next to the existing Shoreham power station on Fishergate terminal.

‘We are delighted our plans have been approved and we aim to become fully operational in early 2015,’ says Edgeley CEO Mike Reynolds. ‘Projects such as this are important because they contribute to the security of energy supply and will create local jobs.’

Reynolds adds the facility will look to generate 32MW, which is enough to power 18,000 homes for a year.

It will be fuelled by a range of vegetable oils, plant oils and animal fats which are not fit for human consumption. The fuel will be transported direct to the site by ship rather than road.