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 […]

UK supports restoration of power after Hurricane Irma

The UK has helped with the restoration of electricity on the British Virgin Islands. It is part of the ongoing recovery operation following Hurricane Irma. The storm and flooding cut electricity throughout the islands, knocking out vital communications infrastructure. British military troops along with logisticians from the Department for International Development (DFID) helped restore power […]

Iceland to build 90MW geothermal plant

A new geothermal power station with a total capacity of 90MW is to be built in Iceland. Located in Theistareykir, north-eastern Iceland, the facility is being financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB). It has signed a €125 million (£99m) loan agreement with Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland to fund its design, development and operation. Geothermal wells that could provide 50MW have also […]

Didcot Power Station collapse: New firm to take over recovery work

A new contractor is to take over the ongoing recovery operation at Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire. The news to replace Coleman & Company with Brown and Mason in the next few weeks comes as authorities continue efforts to find the three missing men following the collapse of Didcot A Power Station. The incident took […]

Didcot Power Station collapse: Three people still missing

Four people have been taken to hospital and three are still missing following the Didcot Power Station collapse which left one person dead. Energy company npower said part of the Boiler House at the former power plant in Oxfordshire collapsed after 4pm yesterday “while an external demolition contractor was working in it”. A statement from […]

Ironbridge power plant stops generating electricity

A power station in Shropshire is to permanently close after 46 years of generating electricity. Ironbridge Power Station, originally coal-fired, was converted to burn wood pellets to reduce emissions ahead of its planned closure this year. The historic plant was capable of generating up to 1,000MW from two units at full capacity but the output […]

EDF granted consent for new UK gas power plant

The UK Government has granted planning permission for a new gas-fired power station in Lincolnshire. EDF Energy’s Sutton Bridge B plant will have a generating capacity of up to 1,800MW and will be capable of operating continuously throughout the year for up to 35 years, according to DECC. The Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) project […]