Vegetable and fat to power new Sussex plant

A new £20million power station in East Sussex powered by waste vegetables and fat was approved this week. Renewable energy company Edgeley wants to start building as soon as possible […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A new £20million power station in East Sussex powered by waste vegetables and fat was approved this week.

Renewable energy company Edgeley wants to start building as soon as possible now the local council’s planning committee has passed the plans.

The 32MW plant at Shoreham Port will generate roughly 32MW of electricity, enough to meet the average needs of 18,000 homes a year. It will be built next to the existing Shoreham Power Station on Fishersgate Terminal.

Mike Reynolds, Edgeley Green Power’s chief executive said: “We are delighted our plans for a new renewable power station have been approved by Adur District Council, and we look forward to starting construction by the end of this year and we aim to become fully operational in early 2015. Projects such as this are important because they contribute to the security of energy supply and will create local jobs.”

The company still has to apply for an environmental permit from the Environment Agency, which will set limits for emissions and noise.