The 40MW Margam Green Energy Plant, a £160m wood-fired power station, is under construction near Port Talbot, South Wales. When it enters operation it will generate renewable electricity for homes and businesses.
The facility will have the potential to manage 250,000 tonnes of waste wood that is currently disposed of to landfill. It will generate 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 will help 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 expected to start generating to the Grid before the end of 2017, with it operating at full capacity during the first half of 2018.