EGS Energy cleared to build geothermal plant at Eden in Cornwall
(ADPnews) - Dec 20, 2010 - British geothermal energy developer EGS Energy Ltd last week got the green light for building a geothermal power plant at the Eden project, an environmental projects visitor attraction in Cornwall.
The county's council gave a nod for the facility, which will heat water from the two boreholes, both about 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) deep. The heated water will then be used to drive 4 MW turbines producing electricity for Eden, that includes giant greenhouses with exotic plans being grown in there. A surplus, sufficient for about 5,000 homes, will be fed into the grid.
The company plans to start drilling next year. The facility is scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2013.