25th April 2022
Operational update, April 2022
The annual planned shutdown of the Cornwall energy recovery centre will soon be taking place. This is to allow for routine inspections and maintenance of the plant.
We will do this in a phased approach, closing one line on Monday 25 April whilst the second line continues to run until the end of the month. Both lines will then be shutdown to allow for maintenance on shared systems and will then be brought back into service during the third week of May.
When we re-start each line, low pressure steam will be released through the roof vents during the re-start process, which may be visible.
Once the facility is back to full operation and producing the required steam quality, the turbine will be restarted to allow electricity to be exported again.
When the turbine is restarted there is the potential for steam to be released. As such, people in the local area may see steam coming from the facility at intervals accompanied by low level noise as the steam is released. In advance of this we will send you a further update to forewarn you of the potential for some minor disturbance. This will also appear in the news section of our website.