Platin Peaker Plant

  • Category: Thermal
  • Energy type: Gas
  • Project type: Project

What are we proposing?

SSE is developing a proposal for a 208MW peaker power generation plant at Platin on land owned by SSE and in an area where industrial use has been permitted and is established. The proposed development will comprise of four open cycle gas turbine units, each fully enclosed in their own housing, associated step-up grid transformer units, and a 110kV transmission substation which will connect the generation plant to the national electricity 110kV transmission system. The proposed development would provide strategic support to the national electricity system during peak times, and so would assist in ensuring and maintaining security of supply in the region, providing electricity backup at times when customer demand exceeds generation supply.

Planning permission to use the Platin site for power generation has previously been granted by both Meath County Council and An Bord Pleanála on three prior occasions. Previously approved developments on the site have included a 400MW combined cycle gas turbine power generation plant and a 60MW peaker power generation plant.

What happens next?

SSE expects to submit two separate applications for planning permission to Meath County Council and An Bord Pleanála in respect of the development – one application to Meath County Council for the generation plant and one application to An Bord Pleanála for the substation via its Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) process. It should be noted that An Bord Pleanála has the power to direct that the entire development be submitted to the Board for permission/approval as a single application via its Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) process.

Public Information Day - 25 September 2018

In advance of the planning applications being submitted, SSE invited community members to a public information event at the Carranstown Lodge, Drogheda Road, Duleek on Tuesday 25 September to find out about the proposed development and how it will interact with the local community and environment.

You can download an information booklet from the event by clicking here.