GDF Suez Energy UK PPA signed with energy-from waster plant

7th January 2014

logos-TK-news-GDF-v1GDF SUEZ Energy UK media contact: Kate Bond. / 0113 306 2077
January 7th 2014
GDF SUEZ Energy UK has signed a third long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with SITA UK. The latest PPA is for electricity produced from a 34 MW energy-from-waste facility which is to be built at Severnside, South Gloucestershire. The PPA will allow GDF SUEZ Energy UK, a dedicated business-to-business energy supplier, to purchase the renewable electricity and Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) generated by the facility for a period of 15 years, starting in 2016 when the facility is scheduled to open.

The energy-from-waste facility will treat approximately 400,000 tonnes per annum of municipal and commercial waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill. SITA UK will build and operate the facility on behalf of the West London Waste Authority. Steve Riley, Chief Executive and President of GDF SUEZ Energy UK-Europe, said: “This is our third PPA with SITA UK, a sister company within the GDF SUEZ Group. It underlines our shared commitment to sustainable energy development in the UK, as well as the abilities of the GDF SUEZ Group to meet the different needs of UK customers across the energy chain.”

The previous PPAs were for SITA UK’s energy-from-waste projects at Billingham on Teesside (17.6 MW) and at St Dennis in Cornwall, a 16 MW scheme that will also enter operation in 2016.

GDF SUEZ Energy UK –
GDF SUEZ Energy UK is part of GDF SUEZ, one of the world’s leading energy companies. GDF SUEZ Energy UK is a dedicated business-to-business provider of energy in the UK and has been operating in the UK energy market since 1999. Our business employs more than 200 people at our office in Leeds.

About West London Waste Authority – West London Waste Authority (WLWA) is a statutory joint waste disposal authority and was created in 1986. WLWA is responsible for disposing of waste collected by the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames. About 1.4 million people live in this area, which covers 38,000 hectares.

For further information:
Kate Bond, Marketing & Communications Manager / 0113 306 2077

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