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

Floating nuclear plant fires up for first time

One of the two 35MW reactors aboard Akademik Lomonosov has achieved a sustained chain reaction

Plans for energy centre at South Humber Bank Power Station

It would generate fuel from waste and create around 50 new permanent jobs

Power station in Northern Ireland faces closure

One of Northern Ireland’s key power stations is facing closure, with a potential loss of around 270 jobs. The Kilroot power plant failed to win a contract in a recent capacity auction, raising prospects the site could shut down. Owner AES UK & Ireland said the auction sent a “strong signal for AES to exit […]

Drax ‘generates £1.7bn for UK economy each year’

The Drax Power Station helps generate £1.7 billion for the UK economy and supports more than 18,500 jobs each year. In a study of the biomass and coal-fired plant’s impacts, researchers at Oxford Economics found this contribution increased by 34% year-on-year following the firm’s acquisition of corporate power supplier Opus Energy. The facility, which provides […]