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Sita signs third Power Purchase Agreement with GDF SUEZ Energy UK

Sita UK has entered into another arrangement with sister company GDF SUEZ Energy UK to sell electricity generated from a Gloucestershire energy-from-waste (EfW) facility.

The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) will allow GDF SUEZ Energy UK to buy renewable electricity and Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) generated by the 34 MW EfW plant for a period of 15 years.

The companies expect the facility, to be built at Severnside, to become operational in 2016.

The EfW plant is part of a £1.4bn contract for recovering energy from waste signed between a consortium led by Sita UK and West London Waste Authority (WLWA).

The agreement is the third PPA that Sita enters with sister company GDF SUEZ Energy UK, a business-to-business provider of energy in the UK. Sita’s parent Suez Environnement and SUEZ Energy UK both belong to GDF Suez Group, France’s former natural-gas monopoly.

The previous PPAs were for Sita’s energy-from-waste projects at Billingham on Teesside and at St Dennis in Cornwall.

Steve Riley, chief executive and president of GDF SUEZ Energy UK-Europe, said: “[This third deal] underlines our shared commitment to sustainable energy development in the UK, as well as the abilities of the GDF SUEZ Group to meet the different needs of UK customers across the energy chain.”

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