Permission for new power plant
Planning permission for a new gas-fired back-up power plant at Peterborough power station has been granted.
The new plant in Fengate would be capable of producing approximately 50MW, enough to meet the needs of around 50,000 homes, and would operate mainly during periods of high demand.
Dave Theakstone, Centrica’s generation manager in Peterborough, said: “We’re very pleased to have been granted planning permission byPeterboroughCityCouncil for anewback-uppowerfacility and access road on land at our existing site.
“Wewillnowworktofinalise thedetailedplanswithour contract partners and hope to be in a position to make a final investment decision on the project in early 2017.”
For more i nformation about the plans visit www.centrica.com/peterborough