The Eggborough CCGT Project

Eggborough Power Limited or ‘EPL’ has submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (‘DCO’) to the Secretary of State (‘SoS’) for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The application seeks consent to develop a new gas-fired power station on the site of EPL’s existing coal-fired power station at Eggborough near Selby in North Yorkshire. The new power station will be a combined cycle gas turbine or ‘CCGT’ plant.

Further information on EPL can be found here.

The new power station will have a gross output capacity of up to 2,500 megawatts and be capable of supplying the electricity needs of around 2 million homes. A new underground gas pipeline will be constructed to the north of the power station so as to connect it to the national gas transmission system. There will also be an electrical connection to the existing substation located at the coal-fired power station site and water supply connections.

Before the new power station can be built EPL needs to obtain a DCO from the SoS under ‘The Planning Act 2008’. The DCO process is administered on behalf of the SoS by The Planning Inspectorate. Further information on the DCO process can be found at the Planning Inspectorate website.

Subject to a DCO being granted by the SoS and a final investment decision by EPL, the new gas-fired power station, once constructed and operational, will ensure that the Eggborough Power Station site continues to make an important contribution to the security of national energy supplies and the local economy.

EPL has consulted the local community and other stakeholders on the Project. Information on how we have consulted people can be found here.

The timescales for the remainder of the DCO process are as follows:

• Preliminary Meeting (start of the Examination) – 27 September 2017

• Examination of the DCO application – 27 September 2017 to 27 March 2018

• Submission of ‘recommendation report’ by the Inspector to the Secretary of State – 27 June 2018

• Decision by Secretary of State – 27 September 2018

Should you have any questions about the Project please contact us using the details below:

Eggborough CCGT Project
c/o Dalton Warner Davis LLP
21 Garlick Hill
London
EC4V 2AU

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