UK’s new gas plant in three years starts production

The UK’s first new gas plant in three years has started generating electricity this week. The Carrington Power station, located in Manchester, has a capacity of 880MW and can generate […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The UK’s first new gas plant in three years has started generating electricity this week.

The Carrington Power station, located in Manchester, has a capacity of 880MW and can generate enough electricity to power around one million homes.

It has Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) technology to ensure maximum energy efficiency and minimal impact to the environment.

Irish utility ESB, which owns the plant, said: “Carrington Power Station is the first large-scale gas-fired power plant to come online in Great Britain since 2013.

“As well as providing 880MW of reliable baseload electricity, Carrington Power Station will be one of the most flexible plants providing fast back-up to intermittent wind and solar generation when it is needed most.”