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Information for Drakelow Park Renewable Energy Centre, Site of the Former Drakelow C Power Station, Walton Road, Drakelow, Burton upon Trent

Status: Potential
Planning Region: East Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Derbyshire
Operator: Vital Energi
Capacity: 169,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Derbyshire County Council voted to approve the planning application for the RDF-based gasification plant in October 2015 (ref. CW9/0615/48). Awarded a CfD by BEIS in September 2017 [Source]. An Environmental Permit was issued in April 2020 (ref EPR/GP3031JB/A001). In February 2020 it was reported that Vital Energi had taken over the project in conjunction with technical advisor's Royal Haskoning who are hoping to complete by 2023 and that: "Beauparc Group has been contracted to supply Vital Energi with 169,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel over the long-term supply contract" [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)

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