Platin Peaker Plant

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

Public Information Event - 5 December 2018

Following feedback received from the local community at a Public Information Event held in September, SSE hosted a second Drop-In Public Information Event at the Carranstown Lodge, Drogheda Road, Duleek on 5 December. This event provided information on refinements made to the proposal following the feedback, as well as proposals for a Capital Grant Scheme to benefit the immediate local community.

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

What are we proposing?

SSE is progressing its proposal to develop a new oil-fired 208MW Open Cycle Gas Turbine (Peaker) Power Plant at its greenfield site at Caulstown, Carranstown, Platin, Duleek, Co. Meath. The site is on land owned by SSE and in an area where industrial use has been permitted and is established.

The proposed development will comprise two separate components on different parts of the site. The proposed OCGT power plant will be made up of four containerised peaker units, each housing a fully enclosed and roofed turbo generator. Adjoining the plant will be a proposed new 110kV transmission substation which will connect the peaker power plant to the national electricity 110kV transmission grid system.

The proposed overall development will provide strategic support to the national electricity system during peak times, providing electricity backup when customer demand exceeds generation supply. This will assist in ensuring and maintaining security of supply in the region.

Planning permission to develop the 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 intends to submit an application for planning permission to Meath County Council for the proposed OCGT power plant. The company also intends to submit a separate application for planning permission to An Bord Pleanála for the proposed 110kV transmission substation via the Board’s Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) process, which is a requirement of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

The statutory consultation period for formal comment and submissions will open once the planning applications have been lodged and validated by the relevant authorities. This will be publicised through the required notices at the site entrance and newspaper advertisements. Submissions on the separate applications may be made directly to the relevant assessing authority.

Public Information Event - 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.