Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:57

E.ON confirms decision not to proceed with Portbury Dock

E.ON has confirmed that it will not proceed with the Portbury Dock biomass project but remains committed to investing in the UK.

eon bio ukAn E.ON spokesperson said: "We continue to believe the UK could be a good market for investment in which sustainable biomass has an important part to play. In reaching this decision we considered many factors however under the current regulatory and policy framework we concluded that this project was not a priority investment for E.ON.

"We believe that a diverse energy mix is the best way of ensuring security of supply, while minimising our impact on the environment and keeping the cost of generation as low as possible.  Therefore it is now critical that we push ahead with the Government's Electricity Market Reform so that we can deliver investment in the UK. This includes dedicated biomass plant such as our Blackburn Meadows project which is due to be completed next year and our Humber Gateway offshore wind farm which is due to open in 2015."

Additional Info

  • E.ON is one of the UK's leading power and gas companies - generating electricity, retailing power and gas, developing gas storage and undertaking gas and oil exploration and production. It is part of the E.ON group, one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies. E.ON employs around 12,000 people in the UK and more than 72,000 worldwide;
  • In the UK, E.ON supplies power and gas to around five million domestic, small and medium-sized enterprise and industrial. E.ON also offers innovative energy services and technologies tailored to meet its customers' needs, and is helping customers become energy efficient by encouraging them to insulate their homes, moderate their energy usage and even generate their own power;
  • E.ON's generation portfolio includes world-class gas-, coal- and biomass-fired power stations. E.ON is a market leader in combined heat and power (CHP), and is one of the UK's leading green generators;
  • One of the many ways E.ON leads the energy industry is through its commitment to market liquidity and transparency as evidenced by its actions on the day-ahead UK power markets including the N2EX auction. E.ON was the first company to sign a gross-bidding agreement with N2EX.

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