The 40MW Margam Green Energy Plant is a £160m wood-fired power station, located near Port Talbot, South Wales. It is in the final stages of commissioning and is generating renewable electricity via the Grid for homes and businesses.
The facility has the potential to manage 250,000 tonnes of waste wood that is currently disposed of to landfill. It generates enough electricity to power approximately 75,000 homes saving approximately 270,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.
The Margam Green Energy Plant is a long-term, multi-million pound investment into the Welsh economy. It is helping to meet the country’s renewable energy targets whilst also strengthening the country’s energy security.
Construction of the plant started in 2015. The plant is generating to the Grid.
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