Current ESB Projects in the UK


ESB and UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) are jointly investing in a new £190m renewable power facility at the Port of Tilbury, Essex.

Tilbury Project

The investment marks ESB’s first investment in the UK’s biomass sector with the plant generating green electricity from waste wood. The Tilbury Green Power facility is expected to generate 300GWh of green electricity per year, enough to power more than 70,000 homes, when it is commissioned in early 2017. The Plant will utilise around 270,000 tonnes of waste wood sourced from the region.

Almost 400 jobs have been created during the construction phase and there will be approximately 50 permanent employees on site once the plant is ​in operation.

For more information on our Tilbury development, click here.

Knottingley Power

ESB plans to develop a modern and efficient Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at the site of the former Oxiris Chemical works, east Knottingley, Yorkshire. The proposed 1,500 MW power station will use natural gas and will generate enough electricity to supply up to two million homes. For more information on this project please click here