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13.08.10Planning permission granted for Redruth plant
Geothermal Engineering Ltd has been granted planning permission to develop the UK’s first commercial geothermal power plant at their Redruth site in Cornwall.
Today, Cornwall Council has approved the planning application for three wells to be drilled at United Downs industrial estate, near Redruth. Outline permission has also been given for a geothermal power plant at the site that will produce 10 MW of electricity, to be fed into the National Grid and 55 MW of renewable heat energy which could be used for the local community. 55 MW of heat is the equivalent of heating 20 schools for a year, while 10 MW of electricity is enough power for 20,000 homes.
For more information, please visit the downloads section of the website to download the full press release. You can also visit Ryan’s blog to read about what this decision means for Cornwall and the UK, and what will happen next.