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Scheme bids to save 7,500 tonnes of carbon emissions in 20 years

The switch has been thrown on one of the biggest renewable energy installations in Norfolk in a move projected to cut energy costs by £4.25 million and save over 7,500 tonnes of carbon emissions over the next 20 years. A major facility run by specialist learning disability services provider Jeesal Group is at the heart of the initiative.

The one megawatt biomass plant and 200 kilowatt solar photovoltaic installation at Cawston Park were switched on by Jeesal director of operations Sel Akman with Chris Abel of Abel Energy, the Watton-based company which designed and built the £1m scheme.

The new installation will provide a megawatt of heat and over 200 kilowatts of electricity to Cawston Park, which provides specialist care for adults with learning disabilities and associated needs.