Plutus PowerGen’s facilities are anticipated to run for no more than 150 hours per year in 60 minute blocks of time during peak demand and may not exceed 300 hours as a result of the commitments made in the planning permission process. Despite providing valuable generating capacity, each facility is expected to be switched off for more than 97% of the time, ensuring that their annualised emissions are minimal. The Company’s facilities will conform to all UK and EU air quality standards
The generators will be fired with green fuel from HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil), which reduces the environmental impact and also stimulates the development of such fuels by providing a proven market. This fuel eliminates sulphur oxides (SOx), reduces nitrogen oxides (NOx) by c.30% and reduces particulates.
Plutus PowerGen is continually evaluating other sources of green fuels and looking at technology to add to its generators to comply with the more stringent requirements associated with the Medium Combustion Plant Directive.