EDF granted consent for new UK gas power plant

The UK Government has granted planning permission for a new gas-fired power station in Lincolnshire. EDF Energy’s Sutton Bridge B plant will have a generating capacity of up to 1,800MW […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK Government has granted planning permission for a new gas-fired power station in Lincolnshire.

EDF Energy’s Sutton Bridge B plant will have a generating capacity of up to 1,800MW and will be capable of operating continuously throughout the year for up to 35 years, according to DECC.

The Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) project is expected to create around 1,500 jobs during construction, with 50 permanent positions once operational.

It will be located adjacent to the existing Sutton Bridge power station, which is going to have a major upgrade next year.

Energy Minister Lord Bourne said: “We are working to deliver clean, affordable and secure energy supplies for hardworking families and businesses. Continued investment in this vital industry – such as this new power plant – creates jobs but also helps keep the lights on as we move towards a cleaner energy future.”

EDF Energy now needs to make a final investment decision.