“Emotional” day as Kingsnorth coal plant officially closes

It was a sad and even emotional day for many workers at the Kingsnorth coal plant in Kent which officially closed today. After forty years of generating electricity, the 2,000MW plant – which pumped 1,940MW of that to the grid – has begun a two year-long decommissioning process which could lead to demolition. Energy supplier […]

SSE boss warns of energy “crunch” in three years

SSE boss Ian Marchant yesterday warned of a “capacity crunch” in the next three years which the Government is “significantly underestimating.” The outgoing chief executive – who is stepping down after more than 10 years in the job this summer – made the comments after a review of the generator’s existing thermal power plants as […]

“Reality dawns” as coal plant closes

The chief of E.ON UK said that “reality dawns” now for all in the energy sector as it closes its Kingsnorth coal power station to fall in line with EU rules on emissions. The power station stopped generating energy commercially at 3.10pm yesterday and will formally close by 31 March 2013 under the EU’s Large […]

E.ON mothballs Kent power station

Germany energy supplier E.ON is mothballing its oil-fired power station in Kent and plans to close the site by the last day of December this year. E.ON UK today announced the 33 year old oil-fired Grain-A power station will close three years earlier than first planned because of EU environmental regulations. The Grain-A plant, which […]