Press release

Go ahead for Northumberland Biomass project

Blyth Harbour biomass power station approved

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North Blyth Energy Ltd has been granted permission by Government to construct a 99.9MW biomass power station at Blyth Harbour, Northumberland.

The developer estimates that the biomass project will provide enough electricity to meet the annual electricity needs of as many as 170,000 homes a year – the equivalent of all the homes in Northumberland.

A Department of Energy and Climate Change spokesman said:

“Sustainably sourced biomass has an important role to play as part of a balanced energy mix, enhancing energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“If constructed, this development will help bring jobs and growth to the local economy.”

Notes for editors

  1. The decision letter, the consent and the Planning Inspector`s Report are available on the National Infrastructure Planning website
Published 24 July 2013