Centrica starts building new back-up gas plant

Construction has started on Centrica’s new back-up power plant at Peterborough power station. The 50MW gas-fired facility is expected to play a key role in supporting local peaks in demand, producing enough electricity to power around 50,000 homes. It will operate as a ‘peaking plant’, able to go from a cold start to full power […]

Peterborough opens £72m energy recovery facility

A £72 million waste to energy facility has officially been opened in Peterborough. It has the capacity to process up to 85,000 tonnes of residual waste a year and is expected to generate 7.25MW of electricity. That’s enough to power more than 11,000 households, according to waste management firm Viridor. It could also reduce carbon […]

UK scheme gives householders up to £6k to be energy efficient

An initiative to help residents save money on their energy bills is taking place across Peterborough. The “Heataborough” scheme allows residents to apply for a grant of up to £6,000 per household. The fund will help homeowners make improvements to be more energy efficient such as solid wall insulation. According to the city council, insulation can […]

Centrica fights to keep £6m tax refund

The British Gas owner Centrica is preparing to fight a legal battle to keep a £6 million tax refund awarded to the company in 2011, it’s reported. Back in 2005 the Valuations Office Agency (VOA) set the business rates for gas-fired power stations in England and Wales but the owners of all 30 plants appealed […]

Peterborough to spear fuel poverty with free insulation

Peterborough’s council is trying to slash the number of people living in the city who struggle to pay their fuel bills by giving them free insulation. The new “Heataborough” scheme to tackle fuel poverty will be launched at its Town Hall today. It is expected to help around 2,300 households access free energy efficiency improvements […]