TWO energy projects in Thurrock have been named on a list of schemes to secure government funding guarantees.
The Gateway Energy Centre in Corringham, is a 900-megawatt gas-fired power station which would generate enough electricity for one million homes.
The Tilbury Green Power project would see the creation of a 60-megawatt wood-fired power generation plant at the Port of Tilbury Docks.
More than half of the schemes backed by the Treasury today are energy projects.
In total, 15 proposals worth about £17 billion have “pre-qualified” for government guarantees.
The announcement by Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander follows yesterday’s news that a deal had been made between the government and EDF Energy over the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Somerset.