North Blyth biomass power station plans go on show
Sep 9 2010 The Journal
PEOPLE in communities close to the site of a proposed biomass power station in Northumberland can find out more about the project over the next few days.
Public exhibitions start today on the plans by green power company Renewable Energy Systems (RES) to build the 100-megawatt generating plant at Battleship Wharf in North Blyth (pictured), next to the River Blyth.
The project aims to further cement Blyth’s international reputation as a leading centre for the development of renewable, clean and low-carbon energy.
Local residents will be told at the three public exhibitions that the facility will generate enough electricity each year to power 170,000 average UK homes.
RES says between 200 and 300 jobs will be provided at the peak of construction work, and when built the plant will create 40 permanent jobs – mostly filled by local people.
There will be a group of fuel storage buildings up to 25m high.
The exhibitions are being held today from 3pm to 8pm in North Blyth Club, tomorrow from noon to 5pm in Cambois Miners’ Welfare Institute and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm in Blyth Community Enterprise Centre.
RES staff will be available to answer questions and there will be an opportunity to provide feedback and comments by filling out a questionnaire.