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Net Zero Teesside Power

Net Zero Teesside Power will be the world’s first commercial scale gas fired power station with CCS, and the hub of a decarbonized cluster of industries on Teesside, who will share the CO2 transportation and storage infrastructure being developed by the Northern Endurance Partnership.

Net Zero Teesside Power is central to the Net Zero Teesside vision, providing dispatchable low carbon power which will enable and compliment increasing renewable energy deployment by providing low carbon power to back up intermittent forms of renewable energy such as wind and solar.

A DCO application has been submitted for NZT Power, and the public consultation for these elements shows strong public support for the proposals, along with proposals for the NEP elements onshore on Teesside, the CO2 gathering network, CO2 compression and the onshore export pipe network.

NZT Power’s combined cycle gas turbine electricity generating station will have a large electrical output of up to 860 megawatts (MW) of low carbon electricity, enough to power up to 1.3m homes per year, which represents close to 5% of all homes in the UK.1,2 From the power plant alone, the proposed CCUS infrastructure will capture and store up to two million tonnes of CO2 a year.

[1] Based on average household consumption data from BEIS, ‘Subnational Electricity and Gas Consumption Statistics’, 22 December 2020

[2] Based on total UK households equalling 27.8m, as stated in the Families and households in the UK: 2020 report published by the Office for National Statistics on 2 March 2021