ENGIE to run £200m energy from waste plant

The developer of a pioneering new 25MW energy-from-waste plant in Hull has appointed ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) to operate the £200m facility and purchase the green electricity it generates. The […]

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By Sumit Bose

The developer of a pioneering new 25MW energy-from-waste plant in Hull has appointed ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) to operate the £200m facility and purchase the green electricity it generates.

The Energy Works plant in Hull is being developed by local firm Spencer Group. Building started last month and it should be operation by 2018. It will be the first advanced gasification power plant to be supported by the Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.

The CfD allocation gives Energy Works a guaranteed price for the renewable energy it exports to National Grid.

ENGIE will provide operational and maintenance expertise to run the plant as well as providing the power purchase agreement (PPA) that guarantees payments for electricity produced at the facility.