Formal plans to build a biomass plant at the port of Dundee will be submitted to the Scottish Government next month.
Forth Energy, the firm behind the proposal, confirmed its intention in the wake of a new independent study which said the plant would have “no significant effects” on air quality in the city.
The amount of energy generated requires the application to be made to Scottish ministers rather than Dundee City Council.
The proposal has drawn fierce criticism from campaigners who claim the plant will have a detrimental environmental impact on the city.
A statement from Forth Energy said, “An application for consent under the Electricity Act for the renewable energy plant will be submitted to Scottish ministers next month, and if approved the plant will generate enough electricity for more than 80% of Dundee‘s needs.”
The statement said there would be a “number of advantages” for Dundee in addition to the “significant contribution” the plant would make towards meeting the Scottish Government‘s targets for renewable energy construction.