Development consent secured for planned carbon capture power station

An application for the Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station has been granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The application involves proposals for a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station, comprising a CCGT unit with a capacity of up to 910 megawatts electrical output, carbon capture and compression plant, electrical, gas, and cooling water connections, and associated development.

Keadby 3, near Scunthorpe, will use natural gas as its fuel and the carbon capture plant will remove the CO2 from its emissions.

It will connect to the shared infrastructure being developed by the East Coast Cluster to transport the captured CO2 and store it safely offshore.

The East Coast Cluster is a collaboration between Zero Carbon Humber, Net Zero Teesside and Northern Endurance Partnership.

The application for the power plant was submitted to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate for consideration by Keadby Generation Ltd in June 2021.

Following an examination during which the public, statutory consultees and interested parties were given the opportunity to give evidence to the examining authority, recommendations were made to the Secretary of State on 7 September 2022.

Navees Rahman, the Planning Inspectorate’s interim chief executive, said: “The Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to all local views and the evidence gathered during the examination before making its recommendation to the Secretary of State.”

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