Scorched plant Didcot back online

Didcot B gas plant has made a speedy return to service after it was struck by fire a week ago. No one was injured in the fire which raged last Sunday, engulfing one of the cooling towers. However it did not affect the generating units themselves and this morning module 5 began exporting around 50% […]

Fire-hit Didcot power plant due back by Wednesday

The fire-ravaged gas power plant Didcot B could be back up and running by Wednesday, a spokesperson for npower confirmed today. More than 20 fire engines were called to the blaze at the Oxfordshire power station a week ago. A spokesperson for the supplier told ELN: “We hope to get it online by Wednesday… Obviously this […]

Power prices for next year rise after Didcot fire – DMR

The fire at Didcot gas plant is likely to have pushed up prices for electricity bought for delivery in Spring next year. Though prices actually fell on Monday, the day after flames engulfed cooling towers at the plant, analysts believe it has edged up prices for the first three months of 2015 (known as Q1). In […]

All eyes on wind as it blows power record

Wind turbines had a storm of a day on Sunday, hitting a new record by providing 24% of the UK’s electricity supply for the whole day. The energy source stepped up to the plate when a fire took Didcot B gas plant offline on Sunday evening. On the previous day, wind also set a new peak […]

Dramatic fire at Didcot power plant

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