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Eggborough Power launches Stage 2 gas-fired power station consultation
Posted by Nick Hill on 10 Jan 2017
Eggborough Power Limited (EPL) is undertaking further consultation on its proposals to develop a new gas-fired power station on the site of its existing coal-fired power station at Eggborough near Selby.
With an output of up to 2,500 megawatts, the gas-fired power station would be capable of supplying the electricity needs of around 2 million homes.
A new underground gas pipeline will be constructed to the north of the site to connect the power station to the UK’s natural gas transmission network.
The power station will also be connected to the existing substation at the site to allow the electricity generated to be exported to national electricity grid.
Once consultations were completed in September and October 2016, EPL has developed its proposals further.
The Stage 2 consultation will provide further information on EPL’s proposals, including the decisions that have been made regarding the specific location of the gas-fired power station within the existing site, the layout, size and appearance of the main power station buildings and structures and the route corridor for the gas pipeline, amongst other matters.
Adam Booth, managing director at EPL, said: “This latest round of consultation follows on from a series of consultation events we carried out in late summer/ early autumn 2016.
“During those earlier events our plans were at a relatively early stage, nevertheless the response was overwhelmingly positive.
“Since then further work has been undertaken in terms of refining the options for the new power station and gas pipeline, and we are pleased to be able to present our latest proposals to the local community and other stakeholders.
“This represents the next stage in the lengthy and complex process of developing a new power station at the site and we are looking forward to engaging further with all interested parties and to receiving their views on the proposals.“
A number of public exhibitions will be held close to the site during the week of 16th January.