Drakelow Waste To Energy Plant is an 18MW biopower project. It is planned in England, the UK. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 18 18 Permitting England, the UK Vital Energi Utilities


The project is being developed and currently owned by Vital Energi Utilities.

The project cost is expected to be around $103.087m.

Refuse which is a kind of municipal solid waste will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

About Vital Energi Utilities

Vital Energi Utilities Ltd (Vital Energi) is a utility service provider that offers energy management solutions. The utility offers services such as energy solutions; design, build, operate and maintain; district heating and cooling, energy center, and HIUs, metering and billing services. Its HIUs, metering and billing services comprise smart meters, heat meters, metering services, billing services, data collection and customer care. Vital Energi offers administration facilities to new buildings, public and private residential, and retail and commercial sectors. The utility caters to commercial and industrial, existing residential, education, healthcare, leisure, new build residential and mixed use, public sector, ministry of justice and defence, and power generation sectors. It operates in London and Bellshill. Vital Energi is headquartered in Blackburn, the UK.


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