Public Event to Showcase Proposed Renewable Energy Centre

November 06 2017

18 September 2017

Local people of Washington and Sunderland are being invited to attend a public exhibition, to learn more about the proposed Renewable Energy Centre on land at the Hillthorn Farm Enterprise Zone, Washington.

Following the previous exhibitions held earlier in September, plans are now being finalised for the proposal and Rolton Kilbride will be holding a further exhibition to show how the plans have developed.

The event is taking place: 

  • Thursday 28 September 1.00pm – 7:30pm

Washington Millennium Centre

The Oval, Concord, Washington,

Tyne & Wear

NE37 2QD

The energy centre will use proven, clean and safe gasification technology to generate electricity and heat from non-recyclable waste. The process will generate 27MW of electricity. The centre has the potential to be even more efficient by using the heat generated by the facility to supply businesses and industry in the local area.

“Rolton Kilbride is committed to ensuring people can access the facts,” said Managing Director, Andrew Needham. “The project team will be on hand at the public exhibition to explain more about the plans and answer any questions.

“If you are unable to come to the drop-in session, further information is available at You can also contact us by e-mail or by telephone 01579 352600.

“We encourage everyone to take this opportunity to comment on the proposal and make suggestions for improvement.

“We’d like to thank everyone for attending our two public exhibitions earlier in the month and for everyone’s comments.”

The closing date for comments for the first set of exhibitions held earlier this month is Saturday 23 September. Please email your comments to