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 […]

South Australia to build giant battery storage unit and gas plant

The South Australian Government has unveiled plans to build a battery storage unit with a capacity of 100MW. It is expected to be Australia’s largest grid scale battery and is part of the state government’s A$550 million (£342m) energy plan. It is inviting interested national and international companies to build the system that will be […]