Brigg Renewable Energy Plant
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.
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Completing the Construction Programme
Before we were able to generate electricity we had to prepare the site, construct the buildings that make up our renewable energy plant and lay the cable which carries all the power we produce in to the National Grid. Once everything was in place we then carried out an extensive testing and commissioning process to make sure everything was just as it should be and all the numerous safety features were working perfectly.
Brigg Project Timeline
Brigg Renewable Energy Plant during construction
Components being delivered to site during construction
Brigg Project Cable Route Map
Following the recent successful commissioning process throughout Christmas and the New Year, the completed power plant was handed over ready to begin generating electricity commercially on 21st January 2016. We are proud to say this was 3 months ahead of schedule and within the agreed construction budget of £162m. Our power plant is now sending our renewable energy to the national grid where it can be used across the UK.
Health and Safety
At Brigg Biomass Power Plant, we and everyone involved in our work consider our responsibility to create a safe working environment as our most important priority. We are completely committed to ensuring our entire team enjoy their time at work and come home safely every evening, to being the most responsible of neighbours and working with our entire community to make sure our project does not have a negative impact on anybody’s health and wellbeing.
For more information please take a look at www.hse.gov.uk/eet which provides a brief overview of HSE’s regulatory approach and the challenges faced by renewable energy industries.