As part of our commitment to creating a new energy world, we’re always looking to develop innovative ways to generate, store and supply energy. Blackburn Meadows is our biomass-fuelled 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.
- 25MWth energy generated a year
- 40,000 homes supplied with energy
- 10MW battery installed
Working with E.ON on the Blackburn Meadows energy storage project has been a real pleasure. It takes strong collaboration between all parties to make projects like this a success.
How we did it
We developed a plant that burns recycled waste wood to generate heat and power. To reduce our environmental impact even further, the waste wood biomass is sourced from a 50-mile radius.
It is also helping us 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 became operational in 2017, allowing us to help shape the future energy market.