South Clyde Energy Centre

  • Artist's impression of the new South Clyde Energy Centre

Lead Partner: Peel Environmental


Project History
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  • Artist's impression of the new South Clyde Energy Centre
  • Aerial view of the south bank location
  • Aerial view of the south bank location
  • South Clyde Energy Centre - aerial view of the site


Renfrew Riverside & Scotstoun, Shieldhall


The proposed South Clyde Energy Centre could help deliver one of Glasgow's aspirational district heating zones, by potentially providing energy to a number of buildings around the site. The area is identified as a potential District Heating Zone in the latest version of the Glasgow City Plan.

There will be two core elements of the centre:

  • A Recyclables Recovery Facility
  • An Energy Recovery Facility

The Recyclables Recovery Facility, which will take up to 250,000 tonnes of residual (black bag) waste from households and businesses and remove recyclable materials, such as metals, plastics and glass, before creating a refuse derived fuel (RDF) from the leftover non-recycled waste. This will be mixed with RDF brought in from other facilities, which has already had recyclable materials removed, and used as a fuel in the Energy Recovery Facility.

The development will help drive economic growth and create up to 45 permanent operational jobs and 350 construction jobs, as well as providing apprenticeships available to local people. An on-site Visitor & Education centre will also be included for use by the local community and schools.

Current status:

Peel Environmental submitted a planning application to Glasgow City Council for the SCEC in 2012.

A public exhibition was  held on the proposals in advance of the application.

Planning permission was granted in December 2012.