Energy suppliers Scottish & Southern Electricity and Forth Ports have unveiled plans for a new multimillion pound energy plant in Scotland.
The £360 million biomass plant will be located in Leith Docks and if approved, will be one of the largest infrastructure developments in Scotland over the next ten years.
The plant, which could meet most of Edinburgh's energy needs, will process between 750,000 and one million tonnes of biomass material a year in order to generate up to 200 megawatts of electricity.
Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Port, told the Scotsman: "These proposals not only will create jobs and economic prosperity to support a vibrant local community, but they have been carefully developed to complement our long-term regeneration plans at the harbour."
The project is one of four biomass power stations planned by Forth Energy. The other plants will be located in Dundee, Rosyth and Grangemouth and together, could supply up to 5,000MW of renewable energy to businesses and homes.
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