At a glance
Pitsea Landfill Gas Power Station
Start of operation:
51km east of London, England, United Kingdom
Generating capacity:16.2 MW
Landfill gas (LFG)
Abated and avoided emissions:
590,000 tonnes CO2–e p.a.
Equivalent cars off the road:
Equivalent homes powered:
About the power station
With records dating back to 1906, Pitsea was one of the largest landfill sites in the UK at its peak, taking large volumes of waste from London and the home counties.
Often described as the perfect design for a large scale LFG power station, EDL is currently replenishing the fleet of LFG engines to maximise the environmental and financial sustainability of the site.
Now a renowned wildlife reserve, Pitsea boasts wetland habitats for birds, bee colonies and one of the largest fox habitats in the country.