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RWE announces public consultation for planned 900-megawatt Stallingborough carbon capture gas-fired power plant

Stallingborough Generating Plant

Swindon, 09 April 2024

RWE, the UK’s leading electricity generator, has announced a public consultation for a new, gas-fired generating station with carbon capture at Stallingborough, close to the Humber Estuary. The proposed development would have an installed capacity of up to 900 megawatts (MW), capable of generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of one million typical homes.

As operators of the largest fleet of gas-fired power stations in the UK and a leading renewables company, RWE considers carbon capture and storage (CCS) to be a viable solution for delivering decarbonised, reliable, and dispatchable power, while supporting the UK’s target of decarbonising its power system by 2035.

The public consultation got underway on Monday, 8th April and will run for 6 weeks until Monday, 20th May 2024. RWE would like to invite the local community to attend one of its  three in-person events at: 

  • Immingham Town Hall on Friday, 12th April 2024 from 1pm to 7pm. 
  • Projekt Renewable, Grimsby on Saturday, 20th April 2024 from 10am to 4pm.
  • CATCH, Stallingborough on Thursday, 9th May 2024 from 1pm-7pm.  

In addition to the in-person events, the project team will also be hosting two online webinars.  Interested parties can register at rwe.com/stallingborough. These will be held on: 

  • Wednesday, 24th April 2024 from 6:30pm to 8pm.  
  • Tuesday, 14th May 2024 from 6.30pm to 8pm.  

Copies of the consultation materials will be available for viewing during the consultation period at the following locations:

  • Grimsby Central Library, Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HG, open Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm.
  • Immingham Library, Pelham Rd, Immingham DN40 1QF, open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Feedback on the proposals will be accepted until 11:59pm on Monday 20th May 2024. 

Jon Pearce, Project Development Manager RWE Generation UK, commented on the proposals and consultation: “Our plans for Stallingborough Generating Plant with Carbon Capture are at an early stage and we strongly encourage the community to actively participate in the consultation process.” 

“The project will support the decarbonisation of the power sector, support the security of supply and create quality skilled jobs, playing a key role in helping RWE achieve its global ambition to be carbon neutral by 2040: while supporting the UK’s long-term energy security and move to net zero.”

The proposal is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) and will proceed through the Development Consent Order (DCO) planning process. A formal statutory consultation is planned to take place in early 2025. The final decision on whether to grant consent for the project will be made by the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero.

Detailed information about the proposals and the methods for providing feedback can be found at the project website: rwe.com/stallingborough or by contacting the project team via email at info@stallingboroughccs.com or phone 01469 818004. Upon request, all documents can be made available in alternative accessible formats.

RWE is developing Stallingborough alongside three other CCS projects at its existing stations Staythorpe, Pembroke in Wales and Great Yarmouth. When combined, the four CCS projects would be capable of providing 5.1 gigawatts (GW) of secure, flexible, low carbon electricity – enough to power around approx. 8.1 million homes.

For information about RWE’s decarbonisation projects see here.

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