Shropshire energy plans could power a whole village
Shropshire Star, 25 June 2012
Ambitious plans to build a large-scale renewable energy plant on a county farm could produce enough energy to power the homes of a whole Shropshire village
HF & NJ Williams & Sons have tabled plans for the anaerobic digester at Lea Hall Farm in Lea Hall, near Shrewsbury, which would produce enough electricity to supply 1,176 homes and operate 24 hours a day.
The 500kWe anaerobic digestion plant would be used to process and manage up to 10,500 tonnes of feedstock comprising 7,500 tonnes of green energy crops and 3,000 tonnes of poultry manure each year.
It includes an AD digester tank, storage building, storage tank, transformer and substation and associated works.
If approved, the plans will ‘ensure the longevity’ of the arable farming business and electricity generated would be transmitted directly into the National Grid and enable more than 1,000 homes to be powered each year.