The proposed South Clyde Energy Centre could help deliver one of
Glasgow's aspirational district heating zones, by potentially
providing energy to a number of buildings around the site. The area
is identified as a potential District Heating Zone in the latest
version of the Glasgow City Plan.
There will be two core elements of the centre:
- A Recyclables Recovery Facility
- An Energy Recovery Facility
The Recyclables Recovery Facility, which will take up to 250,000
tonnes of residual (black bag) waste from households and businesses
and remove recyclable materials, such as metals, plastics and
glass, before creating a refuse derived fuel (RDF) from the
leftover non-recycled waste. This will be mixed with RDF brought in
from other facilities, which has already had recyclable materials
removed, and used as a fuel in the Energy Recovery Facility.
The development will help drive economic growth and create up to
45 permanent operational jobs and 350 construction jobs, as well as
providing apprenticeships available to local people. An on-site
Visitor & Education centre will also be included for use by the
local community and schools.
Peel Environmental submitted a planning application to Glasgow
City Council for the SCEC in 2012.
A public exhibition was held on the proposals in advance
of the application.
Planning permission was granted in December 2012.