Welcome to the Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant website, now our Energy Plant has been built and is operational, we want to keep you up to date with how everything is progressing – and what you can expect next. We hope you can find all the information you need about our project from construction through to generation of renewable energy. Take a look at our FAQs and see why we’re driven to generate clean green energy. Please do come back as we will regularly update the information for you. If you have any comments or questions, or you can’t find the answer you’re looking for then contact us and we’ll do our best to help
Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant
of green electricity
homes with energy
tons of CO2 a year
We generated first power at our renewable energy plant in Spring 2017, the plant exports 44 Megawatts (MW) of green electricity which is enough to supply 82,000 homes and save over 300,000 tons of polluting CO2 every year. It’s difficult to visualise how much that is, but is similar to the amount of carbon sequestered by over 25,000 acres of forest and creates a saving equal to using nearly 3.5 million gallons of petrol.
Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant is officially opened today - 14th September 2017
The plant is owned by BWSC East Anglia Ltd (BEAL) a joint venture between Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), and PensionDanmark. The plant was…
Does burning biomass emit more harmful greenhouse gases than coal?
No. We are anticipating our biomass power plant will save in the region of 300,000 tons of polluting CO2 every year. The difference between using biomass and coal or other fossil fuels is simply that the carbon released through burning biomass has only very recently been absorbed from the environment so is part of the existing carbon cycle, the carbon from fossil fuels was absorbed millions of years ago so when released adds to the carbon in the atmosphere.