The commissioning phase of the Brigg Renewable Energy Plant at Scawby Brook has recently been completed and the renewable energy plant has been handed over to the owners for the operational phase to commence 3 months ahead of schedule and within the agreed construction budget of £162m.
The plant has been developed, built and will be run by BWSC North Lincs Ltd (BNLL)
Colin Jones, Project Director for BNLL, tells me that they are delighted that the power plant has successfully passed through the commissioning process and is now fully operational and currently generating enough electricity to supply 75,000 homes and save over 250,000 tons of CO2 every year.
The process is virtually carbon neutral; the combustion of the straw only releases the carbon dioxide that the straw absorbed from the atmosphere during its growth. This saves the CO2 emissions which otherwise would have been released from burning fossil fuels to generate the same amount of electricity.
He expressed his thanks to the local residents of Scawby and Scawby Brook for their support during the construction phase and is looking forward to continuing to work with them now the plant is up and running.