Houghton Main Energy Centre is a 22MW 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 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 22 22 Permitting England, the UK Peel Environmental


The project is being developed and currently owned by Peel Environmental.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 51,000 households. The project cost is expected to be around $125.996m.

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 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

About Peel Environmental

Peel Environmental Ltd (Peel Environmental), a subsidiary of Peel Holdings (Management) Ltd, is a developer of infrastructures for the waste, mineral and environmental technology sectors. The company offers reprocess and re-manufacturing of waste materials with the use of energy. Its services comprise development of resource recovery parks, process energy from waste using technologies like anaerobic digestion, gasification, and grate and fluidized bed combustion, mineral extraction, and waste management sites. The company has operations in West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Follingsby, West Yorkshire, Wakefield, Grimethorpe, Bury, Manchester, Cheshire and others. Peel Environmental is headquartered in Manchester, the UK.


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