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 […]

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 […]