NET ZERO TEESSIDE: LOCAL COMMUNITY UPDATE - JANUARY 2021Notice ID: BRA1971567
Net Zero Teesside
NET ZERO TEESSIDE: LOCAL COMMUNITY UPDATE - JANUARY 2021
Net Zero Teesside (NZT) will be the UK's first commercial scale, full chain Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage project. NZT will comprise a new high efficiency gas-fired power station, with state-of-the art carbon capture technology, on part of the former SSI steel works site at Redcar. C02 from the power station, as well as from local industries on Teesside, will be captured and collected through a C02 pipeline network and transported for secure storage at a suitable offshore geological site under the North Sea.
NZT has the potential to capture up to 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (C02) emissions per annum (the equivalent to the annual energy use of up to 3 million homes). It will therefore make a significant contribution toward the UK reaching its net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050.
NZT is being promoted by Net Zero Teesside Power Limited (NZT Power) and Net Zero North Sea Storage Limited (NZNS Storage). Before construction can begin on NZT, we need to apply for and obtain various permissions, including a Development Consent Order (DCO) from the Secretary of State (SoS) for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under the Planning Act 2008.
Consultation is a key part of the DCO process and it is a statutory requirement of the Planning Act 2008 to consult people living within the vicinity of NZT and to take account of their views in preparing the DCO application. We carried out our initial (Stage 1) consultation on NZT in the Autumn of 2019, when we introduced the Project to the local community. Following Stage 1, we progressed a number of technical and environmental assessments and studies to help develop our proposals further. From the end of June 2020 through to mid-September 2020, we then consulted people on our more developed proposals (our Stage 2 Consultation).
Since the close of the Stage 2 Consultation, we have reviewed the comments received from the local community and other stakeholders and undertaken further work, which has result in some changes to the Project. We are therefore making further information available to the local community through a newsletter being sent to people living within the vicinity of the Site and also on our Project Website before we finalise the DCO application for submission toward the end of Quarter 1 /early Quarter 2 2021.
The newsletter and other documents, including plans showing changes made to the Project Site boundary, are available to download and view free of charge via the 'Documents Library' on the 'Consultation Page' of the Project Website:
. If you have not received the newsletter or are unable to access the Project Website, please email us at:email@example.com
and we will make arrangements to send you hard copies (or a USB stick) of the latest information free of charge.
Any comments you have can be submitted in the following ways:
* Completing a hard copy of the comments sheet attached to the newsletter and returning it to the Freepost address below.
* By email:
* By writing to us: Freepost NET ZERO TEESSIDE PROJECT CONSULTATION
Comments must be submitted no later than 11.59PM on 23 February 2021.
Any details you provide to us by post, the website, email or telephone, will be subject to our Privacy Notice. The comments received may be made public. However, no personal information will be published unless necessary. We will take reasonable care to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. It is important that you read our Privacy Notice
NZT Power & NZNS Storage - 21 January 2021