South Humber Bank Energy Centre

EP UK Investments (EPUKI) acquired South Humber Bank Power Station from Centrica in 2017.  The existing Power Station site includes a twin Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant and its cooling water pumping station, and areas of undeveloped land.

EP UK Investments owns and operates a number of power stations in the UK, including a 2,000-megawatt (‘MW’) coal-fired power station at Eggborough in North Yorkshire (which closed in April 2018 and where an application for a new 2,500 MW gas-fired power station is being promoted) as well as Langage power station (also recently acquired from Centrica) and Lynemouth power station, which has been converted to biomass.

EP SHB Limited, whose parent company is EP UK Investments, has submitted a planning application, supported by an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), for the development of an Energy Centre powered by Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) on land within the existing Power Station site. The Project is known as the South Humber Bank Energy Centre.

The South Humber Bank Energy Centre would support around 50 permanent jobs and be capable of operating for around 30 years. This considerable investment, of around £300m, follows a recent major investment in the existing South Humber Bank Power Station to extend its operational life.

The Planning Permission

Full planning permission for the South Humber Bank Energy Centre was granted by North East Lincolnshire Council on 12 April 2019.

 The decision notice (including conditions) and associated documents can be viewed on the documents page of this website. Further details can also be viewed at the North East Lincolnshire Council planning register by using reference DM/1070/18/FUL.

Project Timeline

EIA Scoping  July / August 2018

Public Consultation – September 2018

Submission December 2018

Decision – April 2019

Operational – 2022

How to Comment

As the application has now been approved, no further comments are able to be made to North East Lincolnshire Council.

This website will be updated as the Project progresses.

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