Energy from waste plant to power Cardiff heating system

A Welsh energy from waste plant which could supply power to a district heating system in Cardiff has brought energy supplier E.ON on board. The district heating system will be […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A Welsh energy from waste plant which could supply power to a district heating system in Cardiff has brought energy supplier E.ON on board.

The district heating system will be the first of its kind in Wales, says waste disposal firm Viridor which will operate the Trident Park plant. The plant will use recyclable material from homes and industry.

Chris Jonas, Viridor’s Head of Strategic Development said: “Whilst these are early stages, we are very pleased to be working in partnership with E.ON and Cardiff Council to explore this innovative solution.

“In addition to the 30MW of electricity the facility will generate, enough to supply the equivalent of up to 50,000 homes, the heat and high-grade steam to support a district heating network will add an additional 20MW to the plant’s energy output”.