How will the facility benefit the local community?
The Renewable Energy Centre represents an investment of £135 million into the local economy.
To operate successfully, the plant will require about 30-35 full time employees with a range of skills. Where possible it would be the intention to recruit and train employees from the surrounding area where possible.
The construction and maintenance of the plant will also create local jobs and supply chain opportunities for local businesses, in areas such as civil engineering, materials, maintenance, etc.
An education facility will be incorporated into the scheme, and will help visitors and students understand the value and importance of waste management and recycling.