Green light for £700m CCGT power plant in Middlesbrough

Sembcorp Utilities put forward proposals for a maximum generating capacity of up to 1,700MW

LNG-to-power facility in Brazil granted $288m

The project consists of a 1.3GW CCGT plant, an LNG import terminal, a transmission line and the expansion of an existing substation

Qatar’s second largest power plant fired up

The Umm Al Houl power station is expected to deliver almost a quarter of the country’s electricity

New 480MW gas plant in Belfast to power half a million homes

It is expected to create around 700 jobs during the construction period

Work underway at UK’s ‘most efficient’ CCGT power station

The Keadby 2 plant will have a total capacity of up to 840MW, with 63% efficiency

EU clears Centrica’s gas plants sale for £318m

The European Commission has approved the buyout of Centrica’s combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations by a UK arm of a Czech utility company. The Langage and South Humber Bank CCGT plants, with a combined capacity of 2.3GW, are located near Plymoouth and Stallingborough. The sale is part of Centrica’s strategy to invest more in […]

Centrica to sell two gas power plants for £318m

Centrica is to sell two operational combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations for £318 million. It is part of its strategy to invest more in the growing home services market and flexible generation. The Langage and South Humber Bank CCGT plants, which have a combined capacity of 2.3GW, are being sold to EP UK […]

Centrica to invest £180m in energy storage and gas plants

Centrica has confirmed plans to invest £180 million in flexible energy storage and gas-fired power plants. The announcement comes after the energy giant received 15-year agreements for more than 500MW of capacity under the Capacity Market auction announced last week. It will develop a 49MW battery storage facility in Cumbria which will be capable of […]

Storage, DSR and gas among winners in power capacity auction

Energy storage, demand side response (DSR) and gas plant operators have won bids in the electricity capacity auction for delivery in 2020/21. The total capacity awarded stands at 52.4GW at a lower-than-forecast price of £22.50kW/year. It is estimated the auction will have a net cost of around £2 per year on average for consumers in […]

Green Alliance: Energy subsidies to triple to support inefficient power plants

Public money in the next Capacity Market auction, which aims to ensure the UK has sufficient capacity to meet demand, will be used in supporting old and inefficient power plants. That’s according to think tank Green Alliance which claims the government will expand the auction to ensure new large-scale Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) power plants win […]