It is believed that the development would be around 20 per cent more efficient than the existing technology on-site.
Kingsnorth plant manager Alan Sanderson said it was "certainly gratifying" that the local community supported the plans.
He added: "Clearly we as a company are also very concerned about climate change which is one of the reasons why we're closing the existing Kingsnorth plant by the end of 2015 and planning to build a much more efficient station."
E.ON recently announced that it is holding two events to showcase its plans for a proposed windfarm in County Durham.
Two exhibitions will take place next week in Sedgefield and Stillington.
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