We’re driving forward the region’s emerging reputation as a centre of excellence for renewable energy production and innovation, supporting new growth opportunities and jobs creation as part of the UK’s carbon reduction and climate change efforts. Our international supply chain is very much underpinned by a strong network of North East businesses that employ highly skilled staff, and it is these strategic partnerships that are now playing a crucial role in building and maximising the North East’s green recovery.
Lynemouth Power Limited
Situated on the coast of South East Northumberland, Lynemouth Power Station (Lynemouth Power Limited or LPL) is at the forefront of renewable energy production, generating enough clean electricity to power more than 450,000 homes and businesses.
LPL has a maximum electricity output of 420Mw using sustainably-sourced biomass wood pellets, making it a major asset to the region by fully supporting the economy, its many industries and the wider business and local communities. It plays an integral (and positive) role in the country’s ongoing climate change efforts as part of the Government’s net zero policy, and was the first power station in the UK to start the transition from fossil fuel to full biomass electricity production.
Lynemouth Power Station provides power to the UK via the National Grid network and its expertise in renewable energy production has been hailed as trailblazing by other European power plants. The site is now helping to drive forward the North East’s emerging reputation as a renewable energy production and innovation hub with other developments like Energy Central and the recently announced Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, close by.
Lynemouth Power Limited is also a key regional employer with 147 staff located both on and offsite. Strategic partnerships and continuous investment have also made it one of the largest importers of goods into the North East via the Port of Tyne. This has seen new employment opportunities being created by LPL and its supply chain companies, as well as the reopening of the train line direct from the Port to the power station. This transports more than 30,000 tonnes of biomass wood pellets weekly direct from the Port.
The plant’s strong alliances and regional, national and international collaborations have reaped huge benefits for the area, its skilled workforce as well as the local communities, making Lynemouth Power Limited very much a part of the UK’s renewable energy drive and an excellent ambassador for the North East of England.