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16 September 2010

Public exhibition about proposals for a new renewable power station at Shoreham Port hailed a success


More than 100 people from Southwick and Fishersgate in West Sussex visited specialist renewable energy company Edgeley Green Power’s exhibition at Southwick Community Centre on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September to learn about proposals for the £12m renewable electricity generating facility on the Fishersgate Terminal of Shoreham Port.

Local people viewed displays and had the chance to talk through the proposals with the seven-strong Edgeley Green Power team, including non-executive chairman Field Walton, chief executive Mike Reynolds, along with technical and planning advisors and the architect for the development. Booklets were also available to take away.

There was also the chance for the public to give us their views, which we will take into account before submitting our planning application later this year.

Thank you for your responses to date, which we are responding to as quickly as we can. If you haven’t sent us your comments yet, please drop us a line at email: info@edgeleygreenpower.com

If you weren’t able it make it to our event, our Shoreham project website: www.edgeleygreenpowershoreham.co.uk contains all the information in the exhibition.

Edgeley Green Power’s chief executive Mike Reynolds said: “Our exhibition was designed to showcase plans for our flagship green electricity generating facility at Shoreham Port, and I’m pleased that over the two days we received a lot of support from local people. It gave us the opportunity to meet the public face-to-face to talk through our proposals for the development and the benefits we hope it will bring to the area – the creation of 20 new skilled jobs and the provision of enough reliable energy to power 18,000 homes in the local area - the equivalent of powering more than the whole of Shoreham, Southwick and Portslade.”

Edgeley Green Power’s chief executive Mike Reynolds with chairman Field Walton

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Pictured left to right: Edgeley Green Power’s chief executive Mike Reynolds with chairman Field Walton at the public exhibition launching proposals for their green power station for Shoreham Port.

Notes to editors

The public consultation, which launched on 8 September 2010 and is being undertaken by Edgeley Green Power Ltd, is a pre-application consultation and aims to seek the view of local residents about its proposals for a renewable electricity generating facility. It will not replace the statutory consultation which will be undertaken by the planning department of Adur District Council, once the full planning application for the development has been submitted.

About our fuel

The main source of fuel we will use to power our engines is tall oil, produced during the wood pulping of mainly fast growing coniferous trees in Scandinavia and Canada. It is a component used in adhesive, ink and rubber manufacturing processes. The by product of tall oil is used in cement and asphalt.

The other fuels we plan to use are:

  • Used cooking oil from the UK and the rest of Europe, treated and refined to condition the oils to the correct quality for use in our engines
  • Crude and refined vegetable salvage oils which are unfit for human or animal consumption, offered on an ad hoc basis by insurers for a variety of reasons such as a result of cross contamination with other cargoes in vessels or land tanks, incorrect previous cargo tank usage, incorrect shipping documentation, or as a result of marine incidents.