Centrica powers up King’s Lynn gas plant after revamp

The facility was formerly mothballed in 2012 when the plant became uneconomic to run

UK Government approves Drax gas conversion plans in Yorkshire

Once developed, 1.8GW of capacity would be available from October 2023

SSE secures capacity contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B coal plant

The news follows German electric utility RWE’s announcement to close its 1.56GW coal plant in Wales next March

Green light for £700m CCGT power plant in Middlesbrough

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

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

Drax wins approval for £90m gas peaking plant

The open cycle gas turbine plant will have a total capacity of 299MW

Environmental lawyers object Drax’s proposed 3.6GW gas plant

ClientEarth argues the project, if given the go-ahead, ‘will risk locking in high carbon energy on the grid until 2050’

Massive blackout revives nuclear energy discussions in Taiwan

A blackout which affected around 6.6 million homes and businesses in Taiwan last week has revived discussions around nuclear energy. It was caused by a blunder at the nation’s biggest gas-fired power plant on 15th August, following which Economy Minister Chih-Kung Lee resigned. The incident at CPC Corporation’s Tatan power plant, which accounts for almost […]

Centrica starts building new back-up gas plant

Construction has started on Centrica’s new back-up power plant at Peterborough power station. The 50MW gas-fired facility is expected to play a key role in supporting local peaks in demand, producing enough electricity to power around 50,000 homes. It will operate as a ‘peaking plant’, able to go from a cold start to full power […]