Welcome to the Brigg Renewable Energy Plant website where you can find out more about our Power Plant which is now generating green electricity. You can find answers to some of the questions we are asked most often, details on your Community Benefit Scheme and a little about us and why we’re passionate about generating safe, clean energy. We hope you enjoy our website and find it useful, we’d also like to invite you back as we will regularly update the information for you. If you have any comments or questions and you can’t find the answer then contact us and we’ll do our best to help.
Brigg Renewable Energy Plant
of green electricity
homes with energy
tons of CO2 a year
Our renewable energy plant opened on 21st January 2016, it generates 40MW of green electricity which is enough to supply 75,000 homes and save over 250,000 tons of CO2 every year. It’s difficult to visualise how much that is but is similar to the amount of carbon sequestered by over 700,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years and the saving is equal to nearly 70 million miles driven by an average car.
Brigg renewable energy plant welcomes Young Farmers
David Dunn the Chairman of Brigg Young Farmers Club says “It was a great visit which I think surprised us all! It was really interesting to have a first-hand opportunity to see…
We are new in your area and we know that means we need to work hard to make sure our project brings as many benefits as possible to your community. Being good neighbours remains our top priority and we hope that we can continue to become a positive part of your community, working together now and into the future.
NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES
BOLSTERING THE LOCAL ECONOMY
Does burning biomass emit more harmful greenhouse gases than coal?
No. We are anticipating our biomass power plant will save in the region of 250,000 tons of polluting CO2 every year. The difference between using biomass and coal or other fossil fuels is simply that the carbon released through burning biomass has only very recently been absorbed from the environment so is part of the existing carbon cycle, the carbon from fossil fuels was absorbed millions of years ago so when released adds to the carbon in the atmosphere.