Energy from waste

Our energy-from-waste facilities play a key role in sustainable waste management in the UK, diverting waste away from landfill and instead using it as a valuable source of energy.

Through Multifuel Energy Limited, a 50:50 joint venture with Wheelabrator Technologies, we currently operate two of the most efficient energy-from-waste facilities in the UK in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire.

Combined, Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 and 2 divert over one million tonnes of waste from landfill annually, while producing enough electricity to power over 350,000 homes.

SSE Thermal and Wheelabrator Technologies are now proposing to develop a 40MW energy-from-waste facility at Skelton Grange, near Leeds. The proposed development is located on the site of the former Skelton Grange Power Station.

Additionally, SSE Thermal has entered into an agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to jointly develop a new energy-from-waste project on the Slough Trading Estate in Slough, Berkshire. Energy-from-waste specialist Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has been appointed as the EPC contractor for the Slough Multifuel project, with construction expected to begin in 2021.