Perth-based utility SSE has announced plans to build a new gas-fired power plant – in England
SSE’s former coal-fired Keadby Generation subsidiary is proposing to submit an application to construct and operate a new build Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at the existing Ferrybridge ‘C’ power station site.
The new gas-fired plant will have a generating capacity of circa 2,000 megawatts and will be powered by natural gas taken from the national transmission system.
The proposed development would comprise two CCGT units plus a “black start” plant comprising one or more gas turbines or engines for a fast power up to maximise peak-demand profits.
The three previous power stations on the site were all powered by coal.
Ferrybridge A opened in 1927 and closed in 1976, while Ferrybridge B operated from 1957 until 1992.
Ferrybridge C was commissioned in 1966 and was closed in 2016 due to European Union emissions regulations.
Last night an SSE spokesman said plans were not yet finalised, but vowed to consult with the local community before submitted the application.
18 Jan 2018