Welsh biomass plant gets the nod

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has given consent for a biomass power plant in Wales. Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables will generate 299MW at Penrhos Works, near Holyhead. The […]

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By Tom Gibson

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has given consent for a biomass power plant in Wales. Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables will generate 299MW at Penrhos Works, near Holyhead.

The operators expect the biomass plant to produce enough energy to power 300,000 homes. Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy said: “Biomass power stations such as this one in Anglesey will provide us a reliable, secure, flexible and renewable source of power. I am especially pleased that the plant offers the prospect of so many high-quality jobs in Anglesey”.

The plant will employ up to 600 people during construction and around 100 full-time personnel when operational.

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