Public Event to Showcase Proposed Renewable Energy Centre

August 23 2017

Local people of Washington and Sunderland are being invited to attend a public exhibition, to learn more about the proposed Renewable Energy Centre on land at the Hillthorn Farm Enterprise Zone, Washington.

Project developer, Rolton Kilbride, is holding a series of exhibitions next month to showcase the plans for the proposed energy centre. The events are taking place:

  • Thursday 7 September 2pm – 7:30pm
    Washington Millennium Centre, The Oval, Concord, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 2QD
  • Saturday 9 September 10am – 2pm
    Washington Leisure Centre, Town Centre, Washington, NE38 7SS

The energy centre will use proven, clean and safe gasification technology to generate electricity and heat from non-recyclable waste. The process will generate 27MW of electricity, enough to power over 45,000 homes every year. The centre has the potential to be even more efficient by using the heat generated by the facility to supply businesses and industry in the local area.

“Rolton Kilbride is committed to ensuring people can access the facts,” said Managing Director, Andrew Needham. “The project team will be on hand at the public exhibitions to explain more about the plans and answer any questions.

“If you are unable to come to one of our drop-in sessions, further information is available at

You can also contact us by e-mail or by telephone 01579 352600.

“We encourage everyone to take this opportunity to comment on the proposal and make suggestions for improvement.

“A further event will be held at the end of September to explain how we have taken feedback into consideration for our proposal.”