“Waste-to-energy plants offer an alternative and more environmentally friendly source of energy, as well as reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, decreasing the amount of waste sent to landfill and lowering carbon emissions.”Maciej Milewicz, Head of Design
Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste, or the processing of waste into a fuel source. WtE is a form of energy recovery. Most WtE processes generate electricity and/or heat directly through combustion, or produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol, or synthetic fuels.
WtE is gaining traction in the UK, with around 40 plants currently operating in England. The Government’s ambitious Resources and Waste Strategy for England, launched in December 2018, states: “The proportion of local authority collected waste going to EfW plants increased from 9% in 2000/01 to 41% in 2017/18. In 2017 incineration of biodegradable waste produced about 3.4% of the UK’s renewable energy, offsetting the use of virgin resources. There is more to be done.”
The government clearly acknowledges the need for more WtE facilities that increase overall plant efficiency, minimise environmental impacts and progress waste treatment technologies that produce outputs beyond just electricity generation (where these are environmentally sound and economically viable).
If you have an obligation to provide power under the capacity market, speak to Green Frog Connect
How Green Frog Connect can help with your energy from waste grid connection
One of the most experienced energy connection specialists in the UK, we can assist with:
We can work with you to discuss grid connection and challenge the DNO. The team have years of experience dealing with DNOs, understanding the impact of statement of works/modification applications on a project.
We can provide a full design service for your site including civil and Electrical Design. We work together with clients and stakeholders to produce innovative design solutions.
We have an in-house team of Design Engineers, along with a RoSPA Award winning Health and Safety Management System, to provide our clients with a Principal Designer service. We are able to assist our clients on all aspects of CDM Regulations.
Our highly experienced team of Design Engineers can carry out Power System studies for our clients. Carrying out these studies in house can help reduce lead times and ensure that all designs are fully optimised.
As an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) we can design, procure and build your grid connection. We are accredited to design and construct grid connections up to and including 132kV.
We can provide a full Engineering Procurement and Construction Contract (EPC) for your scheme where Green Frog Connect carry out the role of Principal contractor. Many of our clients benefit from this approach as it reduces handover times and cost.
We can provide an Operations and Maintenance programme for our clients or provide advice on what maintenance programmes are required.
The Green Frog Connect process
1. Following an initial consultation, clients send through a site layout and any existing grid connection offer.
2. We will review within an appropriate and agreed timescale and issue a site specific quotation for services requested; our quotation can either be a simple budget quote, or we can include some high level design work if more detail is required at this stage.
3. Once you have reviewed and accepted our quotation, we’ll sign contracts before commencing any work.
4. We’ll proceed with design and subsequent construction works in line with the project programme agreed.
5. Once the project is completed and commissioned, we’ll hand it over to you to run.
6. We can assist with O&M services through the project lifecycle and even with decommissioning once your site is no longer required.