發電站計劃於2012年起草，並已投入約600萬英鎊。發電站會將天然氣和氧氣燃燒產生能量而非空氣，同時產生的污染物和二氧化碳將會收集、液化，最後儲在北海海底。預期2025年落成後可以提供 300 megawatts per hour，即大約一個香港竹篙灣發電廠的電量。
Teesside chosen for UK's first net zero emissions power plant
Plans for the first power station in the UK with net zero emissions have been announced.
The natural gas plant at Wilton International on Teesside will capture and store carbon emissions offshore.
Middlesbrough's Sembcorp Energy UK and US clean energy firm 8 Rivers Capital, who are behind the project, said it could create up to 2,000 jobs during construction and 200 during operation.
Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said it was a "real game-changer".
It was a "significant step forward in the UK's fight against climate change" and supported efforts to "revitalise this key industrial heartland", she said.
The Whitetail Clean Energy project will use a process which combusts natural gas with oxygen, rather than air, and uses carbon dioxide in a fluid state, instead of steam, to drive turbines.
A spokesman for the project said the process will eliminate all air emissions, including traditional pollutants and carbon dioxide, which will be captured and stored under the North Sea.
He said if given regulatory approval, the facility could produce about 300 megawatts of electricity per hour and be in operation by 2025.
The UK government has put £6m into the project since 2012.
Stockton North's Labour MP Alex Cunningham said Teesside was the "ideal location for a decarbonisation cluster", but it was "critical" the resulting jobs were well paid and open to local workers.
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