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Information for Millerhill Energy Recovery Centre, Former Millerhill Marshalling Yards, Whitehill Mains Road, Millerhill, Dalkeith, Midlothian

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: Edinburgh
Operator: FCC
Capacity: 155,000
Campaign Group(s): Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)
Notes: The facility was officially opened in September 2019 [ target="_blank">Source]. Planning Permission approved in September 2015 for an incinerator at this site intended to treat household, industrial and commercial wastes [Source, Source]. Planning permission in Principle for an "energy-from-waste facility" of up to 100ktpa on the site was granted in 2011. It was reported in June 2013 that Edinburgh and Midlothian councils intended to purchase electricity at the facility from one of the three potential operators of the site [Source], and FCC was named the preferred bidder in December 2014 [Source]. It was reported in October 2016 that the Green Investment Bank committed £28m of debt finance to the plant, joining a lending club that includes Investec, Siemens Bank and Credit Agricole [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)