Medium Combustion Plant permit final warning – time is fast running out for sites in England and Wales (and has in fact run out for sites in Scotland) to get your Environmental Permit applications in and approved by the regulator by the end of 2023.
Subject to some limited exemptions, if you operate a combustion plant in the 5 to 50 megawatt thermal input size range, you will need a permit. This range describes the energy going in to the plant, not the useful energy coming out – so if you have a generator rated at say 3 MW electrical, odds are it will be over 5 MW thermal given the likely efficiency of the system. Thermal rating isn’t always obvious so this is something to take care over.
It’s intended to be a streamlined application processes and many applicants won’t need to do detail air quality modelling – but some will, depending on size, location and the proximity of homes and certain habitats.
Smaller plant in the 1-5 MWth range also requires a permit but fortunately the deadline is not until the end of 2028. Large estates or operators of large built environment portfolios might want to start thinking now though.
The ITPEnergised team can:
- run the rule over your assets to determine whether you are included in the scope of what are an often opaque set of regulations (Specified Generators anyone? Specified by who, to do what and why?)
- take away the pain of the application process with our proactive and sympathetic approach to collecting the required data from inevitably very busy people
- carry out any detailed assessment work if required and
- arrange for on-site monitoring to be carried out if required, with a complete advisory service around getting your flues ready for a sampling team to do their job safely and efficiently.
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