SSE Renewables pours £50m into second life of Scottish hydro plant

New efficient turbine technology is forecast to extend the power station’s operational life by a minimum of 40 years

XR activists block SSE power station with washing machine

The group aims to highlight alleged greenwashing strategies ahead of COP26

Australia decides to close 50-year-old coal-fired power station

The site will be converted into an energy hub that will include solar storage systems, grid-scale batteries and a waste-to-energy facility

EDF sells its only gas-fired power station in the UK to investor EIG

The British supplier sold its only gas-fired power station in the UK, West Burton B station in Nottinghamshire, for an undisclosed sum

Pakistan suffers massive nationwide blackout leaving millions of people in the dark

The power cut lasted more than 15 hours, affecting large cities including Islamabad, Lahore and Multan

West Burton C gas-fired power station granted development consent

The Planning Inspectorate has given the go ahead following an application submitted by EDF Energy (Thermal Generation) Ltd on 30th April 2019

Drax turns giant cooling tower blue in tribute to NHS

Engineers at Drax Power Station have installed blue lighting on one of the facility’s cooling towers in honour of health workers across the country

Didcot demolition leaves 40,000 households without power

Material from the demolition struck the overhead electricity network, which led to the power outage between 7am and 8.20am on Sunday

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

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

UK supports power plant refurbishment in Iraq

Siemens has won a contract to upgrade one of the four 320MW turbines