Slough Waste to Energy Power Plant is a 50MW biopower project. It is planned in England, the UK. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2021 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by SSE. The project is co-owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners KS and SSE, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

The project is expected to generate 400GWh electricity and supply enough clean energy to power 100,000 households. The project is expected to offset 147,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The process of combustion will be adopted in this combined heat and power (CHP) project to release the stored energy from the feed. Industrial waste, municipal solid waste and wood by-product will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 turbine with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2021. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Axpo UK under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years.

Contractors involved

Hitachi Zosen Inova is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the biopower project.

Hitachi Zosen Inova is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the project for a period of 25 years.

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About SSE

SSE Plc (SSE) is an integrated energy utility, which develops, owns and operates energy and related infrastructure, and provides related services. The company is engaged in onshore and offshore wind, hydropower, flexible thermal generation, solar and battery technologies, electricity transmission and distribution, and localized energy systems. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity and supplies gas. SSE generates electricity through renewable and non-renewable sources. It has electricity transmission businesses in the north of Scotland, electricity distribution in the north of Scotland and southern central England, and gas distribution in Scotland and southern England. SSE also offers energy portfolio management services and gas storage facilities. The company serves residential and commercial customers in Ireland and the UK. SSE is headquartered in Perth, Scotland, the UK.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.