Energy and Environment
A smarter energy future for Doncaster
The Energy and Environment sector is fast becoming one of prominence and unrivalled importance in Doncaster and across the wider economy. It provides the foundation for sustainable development and is constantly changing in line with developing technologies, policies and markets.
The sector is inclusive of energy generation and use, renewable energy, emerging low carbon energy technologies and environmental goods and services and is expected to grow further as the demand for renewable and innovative forms of energy generation increase in line with policy and targets. Doncaster wants clean and efficient energy along with the jobs and investment that brings.
Revolutionary changes in the way energy needs are met are inevitable, which brings with it a wealth of opportunity and we want to ensure Doncaster is ready and capable of maximising its potential.
The sector includes:
- renewable energy
- energy generation and use
- energy storage
- low carbon energy and technologies
- environmental goods and services
And at the same time provides:
- opportunities for creating jobs for a sustainable economy
- resource efficiency
- driving the low carbon, low waste agenda
Existing companies include:
Doncaster’s past history of mining combined with its importance within the national rail sector has equipped the town with great connectivity enabling large volumes of material to be moved in a low carbon manner providing generators with easy access to grid connection points.
A prime example is Hatfield Power Park/Unity Energy located within Waystone’s vast and exciting Unity project, download the Project Unity brochure here.
Proposed accommodation for up to 50 acres will be well served with new features, potentially including a unique recycling process giving particular benefits to users requiring large heat and power requirements. It is planned to link Hatfield Power Park with a new distribution road connecting to Junction 5 of the M18.
“Hatfield Power Park will provide opportunities and synergies for industries and technologies with operational requirements that cannot be served from a more traditional business and industry park” Stuart McLoughlin Managing Director, Waystone Limited
So, what can Unity Energy offer?
The development has planning permission for B1, B2 and B8 uses covering 88 acres (excluding the Colliery and Power Station) and will provide highway and environmental improvements to the area alongside the development of a planned rail terminal.