Rookery South Energy Initiative

As work on the site and the road junction with Green Lanes continues, Covanta believe that they will build and operate the incinerator in due course.

Part of the original proposals and requirements for the site was discounted electricity for local people within a set catchment area and against an agreed criteria.

Covanta have now released a Q&A relating to accessing these funds once the site is operational and then available for up to 35 years.

In essence giving every household that pays it own electricity bills £60 p.a. (increased by inflation yearly) on the basis of a yearly application to a grants company.

The onus will be on the household to submit yearly. If you miss a year you can submit the following year, but not including a retrospective claim for the missed year. If you miss two years you’re out of the scheme and cannot re-enter at all.

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