Tilbury Energy Centre plans go on show
28 day consultation to open for new modern gas power station
RWE has today announced the consultation on its proposed development on the former Tilbury coal-fired power station site. The consultation period will run from 26 February – 26 March 2018.
As part of the plans, RWE is proposing to revive the Tilbury site with a new gas-fired plant. The Tilbury Energy Centre would use highly efficient Combined Cycle Gas Turbine technology to generate low-carbon electricity for approximately three million homes. The project also includes a 299 MW peaking plant to respond rapidly to fluctuations in demand and an energy storage facility.
The project will employ 1500 people during construction and will provide up to 100 highly-skilled jobs during operation.
Severine Poncelet, Tilbury Energy Centre Project Director commented: “We believe that Tilbury is an excellent site for future power generation because of its location. The site benefits from existing infrastructure including access to the National Grid and gas systems. It has direct access to cooling water from the River Thames and excellent road, river and sea transport connections As proposals for the Tilbury Energy Centre evolve, the project team is committed to keeping the local community informed.”
This is the first step in the planning process and the first of two opportunities for people to have their say before plans are submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. RWE is hosting three events for people to speak to the project team:
Wednesday 28th February
The Tilbury Hub
16 Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AD
1pm – 7pm.
Monday 5th March
West Tilbury Village Hall
Rectory Road, West Tilbury, RM18 8UD
2pm – 8pm.
Tuesday 6th March
Gravesend Old Town Hall
24 High Street, Gravesend, DA11 0AZ
2pm – 8pm.