‘Steam blows’ final phase of testing for Discovery Park biomass plant

By District Energy posted 02-16-2018 12:32


Kathy Bailes, The Isle of Thanet News

The biomass plant at Discovery Park


‘Steam blows’ will be taking place at Discovery Park in Sandwich as the new Kent Renewable Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant signal enters the final phase of commissioning, before the plant generates clean, green heat and power for Discovery Park and homes across the region.

The new biomass plant will use locally sourced wood fuel to generate sustainable heat and power for Discovery Park. The aim is to significantly reduce its energy costs, carbon footprint and reliance on imported fuel.

The plant is due to be fully operational from this August and will generate just over 27MW of green electricity, which is enough to supply 50,000 homes.

Around 15 – 20% of the clean, green energy generated will be supplied directly to the tenants of Discovery Park.

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