Suez, the French utility, is to invest more than £100m in a new energy-from-waste power station in the northeast of England as it seeks to capitalise on the growing demand for alternative ways in which to process waste. The company plans to build a new plant near Billingham in Stockton-on-Tees which will serve the public sector as well as commercial customers in the North-east and Scotland. Once operational in 2022, the plant will generate about 25GW of electricity, enough to power the equivalent of roughly 30,000 households. It will have enough capacity to process 200,000 tonnes of residual – non-recyclable – waste a year.
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