Wheelabrator Skelton Grange
The proposed Wheelabrator Skelton Grange facility in West Yorkshire will convert residual residential, commercial and industrial waste into renewable baseload energy.
The facility will generate around 42 MW (gross) / net of electricity, enough to power the equivalent of around 89,000 homes. The combined heat and power-enabled facility will process business and residential waste from across Yorkshire and the wider region and export baseload renewable energy to the National Grid.
Skelton Grange, is being developed by Wheelabrator Technologies with the support of Multifuel Energy Limited (MEL), a 50:50 joint venture between Wheelabrator Technologies and SSE.
The site already has planning consent for a 300,000 tonne per annum energy-from-waste facility with a planning application to vary the capacity up to 410,000 tonnes expected to be determined later this year. The facility will create hundreds of new jobs in the construction phase and will employ 40 full-time staff once operational.
Wheelabrator has secured the right to purchase 19.5 acres of land at the Skelton Grange site from the Harworth Group. Financial close is targeted for mid-2020, with COD targeted for 2024.