Plans for a new CHP scheme to serve an industrial estate on Teesside, north-eastern England, have been revealed by a local developer. County Durham company Banks Developments is proposing a development to be located around the village of Stillington, to the north west of Stockton.

The CHP scheme, capable of producing up to 4 MW of power, would be located next to existing businesses on the Stillington Industrial Estate, in order to provide them with both heat and electricity generated from renewable fuels such as biodiesel.

Discussions have commenced with businesses on the industrial estate about the siting of the CHP plant there.

If the plans are approved, the communities around the scheme would benefit directly from a community development fund focused on helping tackle poor energy efficiency and high bills in homes, enabling community groups to install other forms of renewable energy and other community projects, says the developer.