Incinerator misses annual income target by £1 million
Fig. 1 The energy-from-waste plant was built at La Collette five years ago
JERSEY’S £110 million incinerator is currently generating only two-thirds of its targeted annual income and the shortfall is expected to last for several years, a Scrutiny panel has heard.
It was hoped that the incinerator, which was built at La Collette just over five years ago, would generate £2.3 million of revenue each year by 2016 through selling electricity generated by burning the Island’s waste to Jersey Electricity.
But Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel said during a Scrutiny hearing this week that it is currently missing this target by more than £1 million.
The minister was asked to explain potential income shortfalls identified in States’ financial plans by Deputy Tracey Vallois during the quarterly hearing of the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel.