SSE Thermal’s site at Platin provides the location for a proposed new power station and substation which would run on 100% sustainable biofuel with the potential to convert to hydrogen in the future. 


The proposal is for an Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) Generating Plant which could provide approximately 170MW of generation capacity to the grid. While still in the early stages of development, and subject to a final investment decision, this new station could be operational by 2026. 


Platin Power Station would address capacity constraints, secure Ireland’s energy needs, facilitate further renewable generation on the electricity system and help keep the lights on by providing backup generation and critical system services. 


Our proposed station in Platin would run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a biofuel produced by processing waste oils to create a fossil-free alternative to distillate oil in accordance with EU sustainability standards. As the station will have the potential to convert to hydrogen in the future, HVO potentially provides a transitional step away from fossil fuels and towards low-carbon hydrogen. 


The site is to the west of the M1, in the townland of Platin, Caulstown, Carranstown and Duleek, County Meath. 


For any queries, please contact our Community Liaison Officer, Jonah Faulkner – [email protected].

Planning Application – August 2023

Please see below the key planning documents related to the proposed Platin Power Station.

A planning application for the proposed development was lodged with Meath County Council on 11th August 2023, planning reference 2360212.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the key files related to the planning application. The full planning application can be viewed by visiting the Meath County Council’s e-Planning portal.

Planning Documents