Blackburn Meadows Renewable Energy CHP Plant

Blackburn Meadows is a Biomass Fueled CHP plant generating 29MWe and up to 25MWth. The heat we generate supplies local businesses through our own district heating network, including Sheffield Arena and Forgemaster Steel Works. We burn recycled waste wood to generate heat and power, and to reduce our environmental impact even further, the waste wood biomass is sourced from a 50 mile radius.

We are also looking to lead the way in battery storage systems. In 2016 National Grid awarded us a contract to support the national grid’s stability with an innovative battery solution. The battery system at Blackburn Meadows will be operational by late 2017, allowing us to help shape the future energy market.

Blackburn Meadows Biomass at a glance:


- Generating 29MWe and up to 25MWth

- Biomass fired CHP plant 

- We generate enough electricity to power approximately 40,000 homes. 

- Supply local businesses with heat, via a district heating network

- Leading the way in industrial scale battery systems with a National  Grid awarded Enhanced Frequency Response contract (10MW)