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Information for Uskmouth Power Station, West Nash Road, Nash, Newport

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Wales
Planning Sub-Region: South Wales
Operator: SIMEC Atlantis Energy
Capacity: 900,000
Campaign Group(s): Friends of the Earth Cymru, Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, Biofuelwatch and South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)
Notes: Conversion of coal-fired power station. Sometimes described as 'biomass', but it was reported in July 2019 that the plant: "will be fuelled with pellets derived from waste. The pellets will contain high levels of plastic waste" [Source]. On the 29th of May 2020 SIMEC announced the commencement of the 28-day Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) for the conversion project which will run throughout June 2020 [Source, Source]. A consultation on the variation of the permit ran from 26th March 2020 until 8th May 2020 (PAN-008534). NRW has stated that once they reached a proposed decision they will launch a 20-day minded-to consultation. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)

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