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Tour of the Exeter Energy Recovery Facility (Exeter Branch)
Wed. 16 August 2023 at 10:00 am
The Exeter Energy from Waste Facility (EFW) has been in operation since 2014 and is a joint venture between Devon County Council, Viridor and Cyclerval.
Limited to a maximum of 20 participants, this free two-hour tour provides a great opportunity to see the plant in action and to learn more about how waste in Devon can be converted into electrical power. Put simply, the process is as follows: waste is burnt in a furnace; the heat from the furnace converts water in a boiler to steam; the steam powers a turbine that generates electricity; the electricity powers the facility – the excess being fed into the National Grid.
Note that the dress code forbids flip-flops and ladies are advised not to wear skirts or dresses. Car parking at and around the site is limited, so you may wish to share cars, take a bus, or catch a train to the adjacent Marsh Barton railway station (which should be open by August 2023).
Please gather outside Reception at Grace Rd S., Marsh Barton, Exeter EX2 8QE
Booking is essential.