After the initial commissioning and testing phase was successfully completed the new Lincolnshire Combined Heat & Power Plant is now fully operational.
The plant is to run for up to 30 years under the existing contract with the possibility of running for another 30 years under a re-let contract. It will be powered by 150,000 tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste per year produced by Lincolnshire’s residents and offers the prospect of cheap energy available to industry in the form of heat and electricity.
The heat energy is available in the form of hot water through a piped connection. This system can be converted and used to provide a cooling network (e.g. useful for indoor ski slopes / data centres).
The electricity is available either by private wire connection or through a 3rd party energy supplier contract (i.e. electricity supplied via national grid but at reduced rates).