Residual Waste to Energy Plants in Scotland

Highland & Aberdeenshire
Project Description: 

TNEI’s Planning & Environmental Group based in Newcastle upon Tyne and Glasgow undertook consultancy services for the proposed development of two residual waste-to-energy plants in Scotland.

Each project involved the proposed construction of 100,000 tonnes per annum facilities. Fuelled by residual municipal solid waste and non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste, the plants were designed to be highly efficient and capable of supplying heat and power to local industry and the community.

Both sites earmarked for sustainable energy power plants had combined energy output capable of heating and powering up to 10,000 homes and businesses in and around the towns where they were proposed.

TNEI’s main role in both contracts was to work with the developers to:


· Prepare the planning application submission;

· Coordinate the EIA process, produce environmental statements and other supporting documentation;

· Manage the consultation process and liaise with key stakeholders such as SEPA; and

· Support the client’s legal representatives at planning appeal.


TNEI was chosen to work on the projects because of our track record in energy consultancy and for our specialist planning and environmental experience, with the developers also benefiting from the expertise of TNEI’s other business groups.


Experts within TNEI provided recommendations and support on where and how the energy produced can be marketed commercially, as well as technical expertise on grid connection options provided by TNEI’s Power Systems & Technology Group, based in Manchester and Glasgow.


Key Facts: 
Clients: Combined Power & Heat Highlands / Buchan Combined Heat & Power  
Timescale: 2 Years  
Value: c. £150,000 per project