Power plant planning to run on HVO
The energy company’s Irish subsidiary, SSE Thermal, submitted the application to An Bord Pleanála to develop the 350 megawatt power station.
The facility will initially run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and has the potential to convert to hydrogen.
Catherine Raw, managing director of SSE Thermal, said Tarbert has a long history of power generation and hopes to continue that by delivering this “important project”.
She said: “We look forward to our proposals progressing through the planning process, and we hope for an outcome that will help us deliver an enduring, cleaner and lower-carbon energy source for County Kerry and beyond.”
Tarbert Next Generation Power Station has the potential to provide a clear bridge to a low-carbon future while protecting the security of energy supply and providing essential back-up during periods of peak demand.