E.on starts power generation at 30-MW UK biomass plant
Jun 25, 2014 - The UK unit of German utility E.on SE (ER:EOAN) said on Wednesday its 30-MW Blackburn Meadows biomass facility in Sheffield has started electricity generation.
E.on UK began construction work on the plant in 2011 and has invested a total of GBP 120 million (USD 204m/EUR 149.5m) in it. The plant was hooked to the grid Tuesday evening.
The Blackburn Meadows station will be using locally sourced recycled waste wood as fuel, generating enough electricity to cover the annual power needs of some 40,000 households. In addition, it will supply hot water to a new GBP-20-million low-carbon district heating network, which is scheduled for completion early next year.
E.on UK has two other biomass facilities in its portfolio.