Biomass Power Plants

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 14th March 2005.

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Photo of Mr Richard Page Mr Richard Page Conservative, South West Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many biomass power plants have been built in England under the Renewables Obligation Order 2002.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Energy & e-Commerce), Department of Trade and Industry

The number of new bio-energy power stations commissioned in England since 2002 and accredited by Ofgem to receive Renewable Obligation Certificates is four. They are:

Station Commissioned
Peabody Trust, Surrey 1 May 2002
Thornton Power Station, Lancashire 1 June 2002
Weston Industrial Estate, Worcestershire 1 May 2002
Holsworthy Biogas, Devon 1 April 2002

This listing does not include those stations holding ROC's under the co-firing provisions of the Renewables Obligation, or those currently under construction.

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