David Leich, Station Manager, made the following statement on 9th January 2013.
“We are pleased to have received conditional planning approval for the Biomass Project. This is an important milestone, however, there are still a number of other considerations before this project can proceed.
Throughout the Project we are committed to keeping local communities updated with our plans as they develop”.
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Rugeley Power Limited, which owns and operates the 1,026MW Rugeley coal-fired power station is considering the possible conversion to biomass fuel.
The proposed development is in response to the Government’s target to increase renewable energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The project will use the existing power plant facilities and maintain employment opportunities at the power station.
The conversion project is currently at the assessment stage and we are looking at a range of options. In particular, we are assessing the technical feasibility, fuel supply and awaiting the outcome of the Government’s Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) Banding Review.
All additional plant and equipment required for the conversion would be located within the existing Rugeley B site.
We will be consulting with local residents and other stakeholders as our plans develop. As the first stage of this process we are circulat...
An innovative energy trail which will teach youngsters about eco-friendly ways
of generating power was launched in July at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s
Headquarters HQ, the Wolseley Centre.
The trail, in the grounds of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Bridge visitor
centre, is made up of a number of features including a small wind turbine, solar panels
and a water wheel, which will be used to demonstrate sustainable energy to visiting
The project is the result of a partnership between the Trust and Rugeley Power
Station, who secured £15,000 towards the installation of the trail from International
Power’s Flagship Award.
A big thank you to the following schools who sent pupils to celebrate the launch:
Redbrook Hayes Primary and Churchfields Primary from Rugeley, The Croft Primary
in Armitage, Highfields Primary in Burntwood and St.Filumena’s from Caversawall.
This summer’s Nature Explorers play scheme once again proved to be another tremendous success for local school children. Twenty four signed up for the weeks activities which included trail laying, make wind flags, designing and racing mini rafts, games, shelter building, pond dipping, tree climbing and trying their hand in the coracles at Beaudesert Scout Camp.
The scheme, which was based at the Forestry Commission’s Forest Centre, would not have been possible this year without the support of three volunteers Lizzie Baxter, Hannah Galimore and Ben Leich. Their enthusiasm and ability to get stuck into all activities was fantastic. Thanks also to Dave Coles, engineer at Rugeley who volunteered on the Friday.
Georgia who has attended the scheme for 4 successive years said of the week , “Thank you to all the staff that helped Katie and a big thank you to Katie—I enjoyed every minute of it!
If you know anybody who is interested in working with children...